July 17, 2020

The pandemic has exposed our broken pharma supply chain. Synthetic biology and brewer’s yeast could fix it

(STAT News) Covid-19 has depleted stockpiles of essential medicines in the U.S., straining our supply chains and hobbling the treatment of critically ill patients. The government and pharmaceutical companies are already decades late in trying to fix this problem and so … Read More

July 16, 2020

Driving Drug Discovery Success With Synthetic Biology and NGS

(Technology Networks) Understanding protein–protein binding is critical for the development of antibody-based therapeutics. Typically, when treating diseases such as cancer, the aim is to bind to a single protein target. However, when it comes to infectious diseases, the therapeutic target can … Read More

July 16, 2020

Transhumanism in Film: Are Technologically-Enhanced Beings our Lesser or Equal?

(Irish Tech News) Trans-humanist theory is contextualised within the 2014 science-fiction thriller “Ex Machina” and also within formal animation, such as the 1999 animated classic “The Iron Giant”. Despite both films showing trans-humanist logic, there are clear distinctions in the way … Read More

February 24, 2020

How to Build a Genome

(Nature) – Only a handful of genomes have been synthesized so far, mostly for bacteria. Synthetic biologist Jason Chin and his colleagues at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, UK, have rewritten the genome of Escherichia coli, and … Read More

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