Project News • 06/10/13
MIT and Wilson Center Receive NSF Grant to Develop Synthetic Biology Research Agenda
The MIT Center for International Studies and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are collaborating on a $233,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to help realize potential benefits and address potential ecological effects of synthetic biology.
Project News • 05/22/13
Synthetic Biology Utilized in Novel Food Safety Test
In our new podcast, we hear about how synthetic biology is tracking bacteria in food processing.
Project News • 04/30/13
Synthetic Biology Research Community Grows Significantly
A new analysis by the Synthetic Biology Project finds the number of private and public entities conducting research in synthetic biology worldwide grew significantly between 2009 and 2013.
Project News • 04/25/13
UPDATED: ‘Glowing Plant’ Project Reaches Fundraising Goal
The crowdfunded project to create a glowing plant could lead to the widely distributed release of a synthetically designed plant.
Project News • 04/10/13
Presentation Summarizes Recent Public Perception Work
In a recent presentation, Synthetic Biology Project Director David Rejeski explores the narratives and media headlines surrounding the technology.
Project News • 03/20/13
New Poll Finds Synthetic Biology Remains a Mystery
This national poll tracks the public attitudes towards synthetic biology in early 2013, finding that three out of four adults have heard little or nothing about the emerging technology.
Project News • 03/05/13
Journal Article Looks at Public Perception of Synthetic Biology
In a new article, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at four years of public perception studies of synthetic biology.
Project News • 03/04/13
CONTEXT Tackles Science Journalism and Synthetic Biology
The Wilson Center’s CONTEXT podcast sat down with the Columbia Journalism Review’s Curtis Brainard to hear about the quality of science journalism and how synthetic biology is covered
Project News • 03/04/13
New Article Explores Growing DIYbio Movement
The Synthetic Biology Project’s Todd Kuiken looks at the growing world of DIYbio in a piece in the March issue of The Scientist — focusing on the movement’s largely proactive approach to safety and security issues.
Project News • 01/23/13
Policy Brief Looks at Bio-Economy Governance
A new policy brief from the Wilson Center looks at a host of challenges unique to the growing bio-economy.
Project News • 01/17/13
Questions about Biosafety? Ask a Biosafety Expert!
The Synthetic Biology Project and DIYbio.org have launched a new website to provide free and timely safety advice to Do-It-Yourself biologists.
Project News • 12/04/12
Press Coverage of Synthetic Biology on the Rise
This new report explores the increase in press coverage of synthetic biology in the 2008-2011 period.
Project News • 09/26/12
Panel Discussion on Synthetic Biology
The DC Science Cafe is holding a discussion on Oct. 23, 2012 in Washington about the “promise and perils” of synthetic biology featuring Todd Kuiken of the Synthetic Biology Project and Debra Mathews of Johns Hopkins University.
Project News • 07/16/12
Synthetic Biology Scorecard Finds Federal Agencies Responding to Presidential Bioethics Commission Report
The updated Synthetic Biology Scorecard finds increase federal action to address recommendations in the Presidential Bioethics Commission report, though more work is needed.
Project News • 03/13/12
The Societal Impacts of Synthetic Biology
A new online survey seeks public opinion about the most pressing ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology.
Project News • 02/29/12
How Do You Stop a Synthetic-Biology Disaster?
A new editorial in the journal Nature is calling for $20 million to $30 million in research over the next ten years to study the potential ecological risks of synthetic biology.
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