What is Synthetic Biology?

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Synbio news • 01/27/16 MIT Hosting Third Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop

The Synthetic Biology Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is hosting its Third International Mammalian Synthetic Biology Workshop in May, which will feature keynote talks by Profs. Shelley Berger and Irving Weissman.

 

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Digital DNA: The Nagoya Protocol, Intellectual Property Treaties, and Synthetic Biology
Publications • 12/08/15Digital DNA: The Nagoya Protocol, Intellectual Property Treaties, and Synthetic Biology

This new report looks at the implications of the Nagoya Protocol of the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity for synthetic biology.

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past event • 12/08/15Digital DNA: The Nagoya Protocol, Intellectual Property Treaties, and Synthetic Biology

The Synthetic Biology Project is releasing a new report looking at intenational intellectual property treaties and synthetic biology. 

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The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right for Synthetic Biology?
Publications • 10/15/15The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right for Synthetic Biology?

A new report from the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the current regulatory oversight of synthetic biology in the United States through the lens of different applications.

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Project news • 12/02/15New Algae Research Could Address Climate Change and Food Security Challenges

With all eyes on the United Nation climate talks in Paris, one synthetic biology-based solution to climate change could be sitting in a nearby pond.

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past event • 10/15/15Leveraging Synthetic Biology’s Promise and Managing Potential Risk

NEW DATE! Join us Oct. 15 for the release of our new report, The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right for Synthetic Biology? Panelists will discuss how synthetic biology applications would be regulated by the U.S. Coordinated Framework, how this would affect the market pathway of these applications and whether the existing framework will protect human health and the environment.

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U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding
Publications • 09/16/15U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding

A new analysis finds the Defense Department funds much of the U.S. government's synthetic biology research.

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past event • 11/12/15The Rise of Do It Yourself Biology

Join us at 6 pm on Nov. 12 the Fab Lab DC for a lively discussion about the potential of do-it-youself biology. The event will feature the wrold premiere of the short documentary The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Biology: A Look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space.

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Project news • 11/12/15The Rise of Do-It-Yourself Biology: A Look at the Baltimore Underground Science Space (BUGSS)

In a new documnentary, the Synthetic Biology Project explores the growth of do-it-yourself biology (DIYbio) as seen through the BUGSS community lab in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Inventories Products & Applications Inventory

This inventory of synthetic biology-based products and applications gives the public the best available look at the many manufacturer-identified products using this emerging technology. Registered users are encouraged to submit relevant data pertaining to synthetic biology applications, their function, properties, and producer(s).

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