Category: Synthetic Biology

Opinion: Synthetic Biology — The True Savior of Mankind

Once we recognize that the current species are flawed, we will see that only by designing and introducing new species can suffering, poverty and the depletion of natural resources be stopped. Once we look at this option, we find already a perfect and ultimately moral solution to the threats of climate change, disease, overpopulation and the terrible scarcity giving rise to endless injustice and retaliatory terrorism.

SynBioLGDB: a resource for experimentally validated logic gates in synthetic biology

Synthetic biologists have developed DNA/molecular modules that perform genetic logic operations in living cells to track key moments in a cell’s life or change the fate of a cell. SynBioLGDB (http://bioinformatics.ac.cn/synbiolgdb/) aims to provide the synthetic biology community with a useful resource for efficient browsing and visualization of genetic logic gates.

Synthetic Meat — Passes Taste Tests, But Still Five Years Away from Commercial Availability

Modern Meadow believes that increasing livestock herds is not the answer. There is a better way and our London hamburger taste test of last year is showing us the way. Growing meat from stem cells cultures at an industrial scale is the answer.

Monsanto, GMOs, and the Future of Open Source Synthetic Biology

If the controversy over genetically modified organisms (GMOs) tells us something indisputable, it is this: GMO food products from corporations like Monsanto are suspected to endanger health. On the other hand, an individual’s right to genetically modify and even synthesize entire organisms as part of his dietary or medical regimen could someday be a human right.

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Video Friday: Peter Diamandis on Abundance 360 and Exponential Technologies (2014)

This Draw Shop video, originally created for entrepreneurs in Peter Diamandis’ Abundance 360 coaching program, illustrates the powerful implications of six key technologies: 3D printing, robotics, artificial intelligence, the “Internet of Things,” infinite computing and synthetic biology.