ENERGY BENDING LAB
Monthly archive June, 2014
Synthetic biology:  applications come of age

Synthetic biology: applications come of age

Synthetic biology is bringing together engineers and biologists to design and build novel biomolecular components, networks and pathways, and to use these constructs to rewire and reprogram organisms. These re-engineered organisms will change our lives over the coming years, leading to cheaper drugs, ‘green’ means to fuel our cars and targeted therapies for attacking ‘superbugs’...
European do-it-yourself (DIY) biology: Beyond the hope, hype and horror

European do-it-yourself (DIY) biology: Beyond the hope, hype and horror

The encounter of amateur science with synthetic biology has led to the formation of several amateur/do-it-yourself biology (DIYBio) groups worldwide. Although media outlets covered DIYBio events, most seemed only to highlight the hope, hype, and horror of what DIYBio would do in the future. Here, we analyze the European amateur biology movement to find out who...

Sonification of the natural world

Cooperative behaviour in bacteria