Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Engineer A Mouse

  • 12 Sep 2022

For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.

Living computers: RNA circuits transform cells into nanodevices

Scientists have demonstrated how living cells can be induced to carry out computations in the manner of tiny robots or computers.

NASA Funds 22 Futuristic Ideas for Space Exploration

The research grants provide funding for new studies of spacecraft propulsion, synthetic biology and more

The Synthetic Biology Era Is Here - How We Can Make the Most of It

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.

How Scientists Plan to Grow Cities Out of Living Organisms

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.

Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli

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.

Synthetic biology could replace oil for chemical industry

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