Talk:The BioBricks Foundation

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  • Reshma 11:54, 7 May 2007 (EDT): One of the stated goals of the BBF is to develop codes of standard practice for BioBrick™ standard biological parts. It seems that there is an opportunity at this point to establish community standards around BioBrick™ parts. For example, there are currently several potential standards for generating protein fusions. The BBF could request submissions on potential standards (and comments) and make a decision as to which one is the BioBricks™ standard. It might help to ensure uniformity across the parts that are getting made.

Some specific areas where standards would be useful (at this point in time)

  • assembly of protein fusions (several approaches now exist)
  • BioBrick™ promoter boundaries (when does a promoter "end" ... at the +1? somewhere else?)


Archived discussions

This page is now serving as the main BBF website. So, I'm moving a bunch of the "early days" content to subpages, and so on. Endy 21:04, 3 Dec 2005 (EST)

I thought it was important to include in the BBF's mission a statement about evolving ethical and safety standards with respect to engineered biological systems. Although the existence of the open commons itself goes a long way to promoting responsible behavior, I felt it was important to explicitly state (as a separate goal) that the BBF seeks to promote good conduct. If you disagree or want to revise, feel free. I just wrote in some substrate for others to modify as they see fit (ie a starting off point for discussion). --Reshma 20:45, 1 Jun 2005 (EDT)

In reading this over again and looking at Sri's modifications, I realized that goals (iii) and (iv) were getting a bit convoluted. So I tried to define the line between them a bit more. (iii) is primarily concerned with standards for dealing with the parts themselves which includes bar codes. (iv) is primarily concerned with how the community can promote safe and ethical conduct. I also tried to clarify the language a bit by only using the term "practice standards" to refer to practices on the part of the community and used identification to refer to the labeling of parts and systems. As always, feel free to revert back or modify further. --Reshma 12:52, 3 Jun 2005 (EDT)

  • Jennyn 18:29, 11 April 2006 (EDT)': I changed the look of the wiki so it's easier to navigate. Yay!
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