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.
- Researchers Take Step Toward Synthetic Life New York Times, January 25, 2008.
- How to Make Life Esquire, November 20, 2007.
- Creating life in the laboratory BBC News, October 19, 2007.
- Countdown to a synthetic lifeform New Scientist, July 11, 2007.
- Quest to create synthetic cell brings many parts together The Reporter, May 18, 2007.
- BP announces support for Energy Biosciences Institute San Francisco Chronicle, February 1, 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 31, 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.
- Dr. Dobbs A.I. Newsletter Synthetic biology issue, December 2005.
- 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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