Archive announcements of interest here.
- Registration for the Second International Conference on Synthetic Biology (SB2.0) is open.
- Beachhead has a market analysis for synthetic biology: Synthetic Biology, A New Paradigm for Biological Discovery
- NY Times has an article on Custom-Made Microbes, at Your Service.
- Ham Smith's group reports in PNAS on the essential genes of a minimal bacterium.
- The Scientist has an article on Is this life?. Check out the links to opinions on artificial life and the definition of synthetic biology from Endy, Venter, Keasling, Church, Noireaux, Holt, and Blattner.
- Graduate Program and Open Faculty Positions pages started. See Resources section below.
- Special issue on synthetic biology in Nature including the Adventures in Synthetic Biology comic
- EU Synthetic Biology funding announcement
- Pamela Silver's lecture & Lisa Geller's discussion on Synthetic Biology (mp3 file)
- 2005 iGEM Jamboree gets underway, 5 November 2005 (MIT, News)
- Freeman Dyson's talk on the Future of Evolution.
- Mitsuhiro Itaya's group reports in PNAS on combining two genomes in one cell.
- Laurie Zoloth's recent lecture on ethics & Synthetic Biology.
- Paul Rabinow's recent lecture on security & Synthetic Biology.
- The 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!
- Two new public mailing lists have been established to help serve the Synthetic Biology community.
- A new journal Synthetic and Systems Biology has been launched.
- The Synthetic Biology site has undergone major revisions. Post your feedback on the talk page.
- A Synthetic Biology publishing archive has been set up on MIT's DSpace.
- 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: MIT, CSIS and Venter Institute. Synthetic Genomics Study
- Synthetic Genomics, Inc. has been launched to develop "scientific processes to enable industry to design and test desired genetic modifications."
- Codon Devices, Inc. is founded to "pioneer the emerging field of synthetic biology."
- Check out taqdot: News for the open source and synthetic biology community
- 7/8/04: Writing DNA: First Synthetic Biology Conference Held at MIT
- 7/8/04: Experts worry that synthetic biology may spawn biohackers and Slashdot article.
- 6/15/04: Conference kicks off synthetic bio revolution
- 6/11/04: BioBricks to help reverse-engineer life
- 4/26/04: Synthetic Life: article in Scientific American and discussion on Slashdot.
- 1/9/04: Microbes made to order: Science, 303(5655):158-161, January 2004.
- 7/9/03: The First Synthetic Biology Conference will take place June 2004 at MIT.
- 4/29/03: Story on Slashdot on Digital DNA circuits with link to BioBricks.
- 4/15/03: Planning and assembly of parts from IAP is beginning.
- 2/28/03: All parts have been shipped.
- 2/15/03: The IAP class is finished! The designs are being reviewed and sequences will be shipped soon.
- 2/13/03: MIT News article about IAP class
- 11/20/02: We are holding an IAP class on engineering blinkers.
- 11/01/02: We have the sequence for Mesoplasma florum!
- MIT folks can add/remove themselves to the "synthbio" mailing list here.
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