For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.
Scientists have demonstrated how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.
The research grants provide funding for new studies of spacecraft propulsion, synthetic biology and more
Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
We are entering an era of directed design in which we will expand the limited notion that biology is only the ‘study of life and living things’ and see biology as the ultimate distributed, manufacturing platform.
Imagine a future where there is no need to cut down a tree and and reshape that raw material into a chair or table. Perhaps glowing bacteria will light our cities, and we'll be able to bring back extinct species. Synthetic biology could help us accomplish all that, and more.
Engineers have programmed cells to remember and respond to events. This approach to circuit design enables scientists to create complex cellular state machines and track cell histories.
Vats of blue-green algae could one day replace oil wells in producing raw materials for the chemical industry, a UC Davis chemist predicts. Shota Atsumi, a