A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called “gene drives.”
Environmental scientists and synthetic biologists have for the first time developed a set of key research areas to study the potential ecological impacts of synthetic biology.
In a new set of focus groups convened by the Synthetic Biology Project, participants raised concerns about the specific applications of the emerging technology.
In the new issue of BioCoder, Dr. Todd Kuiken of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the increased attention being paid to DIYbio in the halls of power in Washington, DC.
The Synthetic Biology Project is working with the OpenPlant Synthetic Biology Research Centre in a new effort to encourage the responsible development of synthetic biology in the United Kingdom.
The Synthetic Biology Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has been awarded a grant to participate in SYNENERGENE, a newly launched consortium of 28 groups supported with €4 million ($5.3 million) to engage in the responsible governance of synthetic biology.
A first-ever survey of Do-It-Yourself Biology (DIYbio) practitioners by the Synthetic Biology Project finds the community to be far different from fearful and often sensationalist representations in the media.
In a new article, Daniel Grushkin, a fellow with the Synthetic Biology Project, looks at the financial pressures facing the first wave of community labs.
In a new commentary, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the use of language in the laboratory.
In our latest podcast, we talked to Patrick Nee of Universal Bio Mining about the regulations and the use of synthetic biology in the mining indsutry.
In a new op-ed, Eleonore Pauwels of the Synthetic Biology Project looks at the implications from the recent Myriad court decision.
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.