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*<font color="green">'''Synthetic Biology 5.0:'''</font> The Fifth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology will take place at Stanford University from 15-17 June 2011. Learn more and register for the conference at [http://sb5.biobricks.org sb5.biobricks.org].
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* '''Bio:Fiction''' - [http://bio-fiction.com/en/ The Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival], 13-14 May 2011 Vienna, Austria.
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* '''synth-ethic''' - [http://www.biofaction.com/synth-ethic/ The Synthetic Biology Art Exhibition], 14 May - 26 June 2011 Vienna, Austria.
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* Creation of a Bacterial Cell Controlled by a Chemically Synthesized Genome (2010)<br> http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/science.1190719  [[Media:Pennisi_Science_2010.pdf‎| Accompanying news story in Science]]<br>
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* iGEM Jamboree 2010 [http://2010.igem.org/Main_Page competition and results]
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* [http://www.neb.com New England Biolabs] and [http://ginkgobioworks.com Ginkgo BioWorks] release the [http://www.neb.com/nebecomm/products/productE0546.asp BioBrick Assembly Kit]
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* [http://www.bio-fiction.com/call_for_entries.html Bio-Fiction:] The First Synthetic Biology Science, Art and Film Festival. [http://www.bio-fiction.com/call.html Call for entries.]
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* Amyris Biotechnologies Inc. goes public: [http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=AMRS stock quote]
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* International Conference [http://www.bioss.uni-freiburg.de/cms/symposium2010.html Signalling meets Synthetic Biology] 23.09.-25.09.2010, BIOSS, University of Freiburg, Freiburg i.Brsg., Germany
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* iGEM Jamboree 31 Oct-2 Nov, 2009 [http://2009.igem.org/Main_Page competition and results]
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* iGEM BioBrick Trophy on public display in London at the [http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/2010/03/window-shopping-for-alternate-realities.php Wellcome Trust's new window gallery]
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*  [http://www.nature.com/nbt/journal/vaop/ncurrent/abs/nbt.1536.html New synthetic biology platform paper in Nature Biotechnology]
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* Summary of the open [http://www.synbiosafe.eu/forum SYNBIOSAFE e-conference] on ethics, safety, security, IPR, governance, and public perception of synthetic biology [http://www.synbiosafe.eu/uploads///pdf/SSBJ-SYNBIOSAFE%20e-conference.pdf available for download].
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*  [http://www.esf.org/conferences/09294 Second European Conference on Synthetic Biology (ECSB II): Design, Programming And Optimisation Of Biological Systems] 29 March – 03 April, 2009, Sant Feliu de Guixols (Costa Brava), Spain
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*  [http://www.theiet.org/biosysbio BioSysBio 2009 Conference] March 23-25, 2009, Cambidge, UK
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*'''[[Synthetic_Biology:Synthetic_Biology_4.0 | SB4.0]]''', The Fourth International Meeting on Synthetic Biology, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, 10-12 October 2008
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* [http://www.sys-bio.org/sbwWiki/workshops/standardsandspecifications08 A Standards and Specifications Workshop in Synthetic Biology] was held on April 26-27, 2008 in Seattle, Washington.
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* [http://parts.mit.edu/igem07/index.php/Main_Page iGEM2007] Results of this year's '''i'''nternational '''G'''enetically '''E'''ngineered '''M'''achines competition.
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* [http://www.ietdl.org/IET-STB IET Synthetic Biology] launches first issue and includes iGEM 2006. 
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* [http://www.syntheticbiology3.ethz.ch/index.htm Synthetic Biology 3.0 Zurich] proceedings. Download [http://www.syntheticbiology3.ethz.ch/proceedings.htm here.]
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*BioBricks Foundation first [[The_BioBricks_Foundation:Membership | membership]] drive.
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*[http://biology.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pbio.0050058 Synthetic Biology: Caught between Property Rights, the Public Domain, and the Commons]
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*US [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/02/20070207-2.html HSPD-18]. Guidance on openness and international transparency in biodefense work still needed.
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*NCCUSA Biotechnology and National Security [http://www.ncccusa.org/news/nationalsecurityresolution.html declaration].
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*Protocols and Standards [http://poet.mit.edu/events/020107.html workshop] for synthetic biology & internet II
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*'''Synthetic Biology 3.0 conference [http://www.syntheticbiology3.ethz.ch/ website] <font color="green">springs to life.</font>'''
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*Chris Voigt publishes beautiful introductory review entitled "Genetic parts to program bacteria." [http://www.aseanbiotechnology.info/scripts/count_article.asp?Article_code=21020227 PDF], [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&dopt=AbstractPlus&list_uids=16978856&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_docsum PubMed]
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*ETC group [http://www.etcgroup.org/en/materials/publications.html?id=602 publishes] an introduction to synthetic biology.
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*Roger Brent has published two commentaries discussing [[doi:1721.1/34914|future biological security]], and [[doi:1721.1/34913|issues of responsibility]] within the synthetic biology community.
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* [http://parts2.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/Ljubljana,_Slovenia_2006 Ljubljana, Slovenia] wins iGEM 2006 Grand Prize & takes home the coveted BioBrick, [http://parts2.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/MIT_2006 MIT] earns Best System, full details coming [http://www.igem2006.com/ online].
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*iGEM 2006 [http://igem2006.com/ Jamboree] is this weekend at MIT!!!
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*Isaacs, Dwyer and Collins discuss promises and challenges of RNA synthetic biology. ([http://www.bu.edu/abl/files/naturebiotech_isaacs.pdf pdf])
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*Arkin & Fletcher discuss challenges of applying engineering principles to biology. ([http://genomebiology.com/2006/7/8/114/abstract abstract], [http://genomebiology.com/content/pdf/gb-2006-7-8-114.pdf pdf])
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*[http://www.BioSysBio.com BioSysBio 2007] has a call for abstracts.  The conference has 2 sessions on Synthetic Biology.
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*US NSF funds $20 million [http://www.synberc.org/ synthetic biology research center] at UC Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, Prairie View, & UCSF.
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*'''[[Synthetic Biology:SB2Declaration|Public Draft of Declaration from Synthetic Biology 2.0]]'''
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*Arjun (AJ) Bhutkar's [http://openwetware.org/images/0/02/Aj_bhutkar_synth_bio_jbb_2005.pdf article] in ''The Journal of Biolaw & Business'' analyzing patentability, ethical and regulatory challenges in Synthetic Biology.
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*[http://sciencenow.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/1101/4 Viral Fossil Brought Back to Life] - researchers synthesized a retrovirus that infected human ancestors millions of years ago; [http://www.genome.org/cgi/content/full/16/12/1548 original article] in Genome Research
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*Tucker & Zilinskas discuss promise and perils of synthetic biology in the [http://www.thenewatlantis.com/archive/12/tuckerzilinskas.htm New Atlantis]
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*Rosenfeld et al [http://www.biophysj.org/cgi/rapidpdf/biophysj.105.073098v1 publish] a method for inferring the numerical abundance of proteins inside bacteria.
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*Ongoing [[Synthetic_Biology:SB2.0/Biosecurity_resolutions | discussion]] of community self-governance issues; to be resolved by SB2.0. Please contribute!
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*BioSpectrum Asia Edition has an article highlighting India's involvement in iGEM this year [http://www.biospectrumasia.com/content/270406IND636.asp  Synthetic Biology]
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*Pósfai's & Blattner's groups [http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/abstract/1126439v1 publish] their reduction of E. coli's genome.
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*[http://web.mit.edu/smcs/synth_bio/2006/mit-synth_bio-security-town-hall-32d463-21apr2006-220k.ram Webcast] of MIT "town hall" meeting on community self-governance options.
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*Goldman School releases [http://www.lbl.gov/pbd/synthbio/townhall.htm white paper] on self-governance of DNA synthesis technology for community-wide discussion and comment.
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*Jay Keasling's group publishes a [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v440/n7086/abs/nature04640.html paper] about making a lot of artemisinic acid in yeast.
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*Keith Joung's group publishes engineered protein-protein interaction [http://www.nature.com/msb/journal/v2/n1/full/msb4100053.html paper].
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*Registration for the [http://pbd.lbl.gov/sbconf/ Second International Conference on Synthetic Biology (SB2.0)] is open.
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*Beachhead has a market analysis for synthetic biology: [http://www.beachhead.com/publications.html Synthetic Biology, A New Paradigm for Biological Discovery]
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*NY Times has an article on [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/01/17/science/17synt.html Custom-Made Microbes, at Your Service].
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*Ham Smith's group reports in PNAS on the [http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16407165 essential genes of a minimal bacterium].
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*The Scientist has an article on [http://www.the-scientist.com/2006/1/1/30/1/ Is this life?].  Check out the links to opinions  on artificial life and the definition of synthetic biology from [[Drew Endy|Endy]], Venter, Keasling, Church, Noireaux, Holt, and Blattner.
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* [[Synthetic_Biology:Graduate | Graduate Program]] and [[Synthetic_Biology:Faculty | Open Faculty Positions]] pages started.  See ''Resources'' section below.
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* Special issue on synthetic biology in [http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v438/n7067/index.html Nature] including the [http://www.nature.com/nature/comics/syntheticbiologycomic/index.html Adventures in Synthetic Biology] comic
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* EU Synthetic Biology funding [http://www.cordis.lu/nest/path_2005-2006.htm announcement]
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* Pamela Silver's lecture & Lisa Geller's discussion [http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/seminar/2005/111005syntheticbio.shtml/ on Synthetic Biology] ([http://www.aaas.org/spp/dser/seminar/2005/synbiology11102005.mp3 mp3 file])
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* 2005 iGEM [http://parts2.mit.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page Jamboree] gets underway, 5 November 2005 ([http://web.mit.edu/ MIT], [http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/igem.html News])
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* Freeman Dyson's talk on the [http://www.metanexus.net/metanexus_online/show_article.asp?9361 Future of Evolution].
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* Mitsuhiro Itaya's group reports in PNAS on [http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0503868102v1 combining two genomes in one cell].
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* Laurie Zoloth's recent [http://progressive.playstream.com/nakfi/progressive/life%20engineering/zoloth/zoloth.html lecture] on ethics & Synthetic Biology.
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* Paul Rabinow's recent [http://63.251.167.36/nakfi/progressive/Life%20Engineering/rabinow/rabinow.html lecture] on security & Synthetic Biology.
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* The [http://www.ibeweb.org/ Institute of Biological Engineering's annual meeting] (March 10-12, 2006, Univ. of Arizona) will include a Synthetic Biology session and a student paper contest on bioethics!
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* Two new public [[Synthetic Biology:Mailing lists|mailing lists]] have been established to help serve the Synthetic Biology community.
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* A new journal [http://www.ssbjournal.com/ Synthetic and Systems Biology] has been launched.
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* The Synthetic Biology site has undergone major revisions.  Post your feedback on the [[Talk:Synthetic Biology | talk]] page.
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* A [https://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/18185 Synthetic Biology publishing archive] has been set up on [https://dspace.mit.edu/ MIT's DSpace].
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* MIT, the J. Craig Venter Institute in Rockville, MD, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. announce a new study of the societal implications of synthetic genomics.  Press releases: [http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2005/syntheticbio.html MIT], [http://www.csis.org/press/pr05_23.pdf CSIS] and [http://www.venterinstitute.org/press/news/news_2005_06_28.php Venter Institute]. [[Synthetic Genomics Study]]
* [http://www.syntheticgenomics.com Synthetic Genomics, Inc.] has been launched to develop "scientific processes to enable industry to design and test desired genetic modifications."
* [http://www.syntheticgenomics.com Synthetic Genomics, Inc.] has been launched to develop "scientific processes to enable industry to design and test desired genetic modifications."
* [http://codondevices.com/ Codon Devices, Inc.] is founded to "pioneer the emerging field of synthetic biology."
* [http://codondevices.com/ Codon Devices, Inc.] is founded to "pioneer the emerging field of synthetic biology."

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