Synthetic Biology is
A) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and
B) the re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes.
Links to various press articles about Synthetic Biology. Note that this is not a comprehensive list.
Please add new press articles here.
- Creating life in the laboratory BBC News October 19, 2007.
- Team claims synthetic life feat BBC News June 28, 2007.
- Quest to create synthetic cell brings many parts together The Reporter May 18, 2007.
- Genetic jamboree draws innovators Boston Globe November 5, 2006.
- Bizarre Bacterial Creations Technology Review November 3, 2006
- "Would E. coli, by any other name, smell as sweet?" MedGadget November 3, 2006.
- Life 2.0 The Economist, August 31st 2006
- Engineering Life: Building a Fab for Biology Scientific American June 2006 [subscription only]
- How to Kill Synthetic Biology Scientific American June 2006 [editorial, subscription only]
- Regenesis Forbes April 18, 2006
- Cheaper Malaria Drugs MIT Technology Review April 13, 2006
- Projekt Genesis Die Zeit February 16, 2006
- Why Revive A Deadly Flu Virus? NY Times Magazine January 29, 2006
- Custom-Made Microbes, at Your Service The NY Times January 17, 2006
- Is This Life? Cover article The Scientist January 2006
- Playing God in running shoes The Globe and Mail December 17, 2005
- Using Fake Plants to Halt A Real Killer Time December 12, 2005
- December 2005 issue of Dr. Dobbs A.I. Newsletter on synthetic biology
- Special issue on synthetic biology in Nature including the Adventures in Synthetic Biology comic
- Synthetic Biology Remakes Small Genomes Science November 4, 2005
- Security fears as flu virus that killed 50 million is recreated The Guardian October 6, 2005.
- Synthetic biologists face up to security issues Nature August 2005 and How synthetic biology can avoid GMO-style conflicts correspondence in later issue
- Attempting to build from the cells up Deccan Herald April 2005
- From the cells up The Guardian March 2005
- Steal this Genome! East Bay Express March 2005
- Intelligent Design Berkeley Science Review Spring 2005
- Meeting Report: Synthetic Biology Jamboree for Undergraduates Cell Biology Education Spring 2005
- Computation comes to life: Someday, our most sophisticated chip fabs could be living cells Computerworld February 2005
- Preparing the World for Synthetic Biology Technology Review January 2005
- Life, Reinvented WIRED January 2005
- Innovation Sails Free Newsweek November 2004
- Synthetic biology: Starting from scratch Nature October 2004
- Life, The Next Generation The Scientist October 2004
- Synthetic Biology: The Real Thing BIO-IT World July 2004
- Experts worry that synthetic biology may spawn biohackers EE Times June 2004 and Synthetic Biology May Spawn Biohackers post on Slashdot
- Conference kicks off synthetic bio revolution EE Times June 2004
- BioBricks to help reverse-engineer life EE Times June 2004
- Synthetic Life Scientific American May 2004 and Synthetic Life In The Lab post on Slashdot
- Microbes made to order Science January 2004.
- Digital Cells: Computer circuits made of genes may soon program bacteria Science News April 2003 and Digital DNA circuits post on Slashdot with link to BioBricks.
- Class aims to engineer blinking life in the lab MIT News February 2003
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