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The Century of Biology – Keynote by Nancy J Kelley

Early in this decade, two giants of biology and technology, Craig Venter and Steve Jobs made predictions for the coming century. “If the 20th century was the century of physics,” Craig Venter said, “the 21st century will be the century of biology.” Steve Jobs agreed. He said, “The biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of …

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First Ever NYC Life Science Real Estate Symposium

The First Annual Life Sciences 2018 Real Estate Development Symposium attended by more than 250 participants was held June 12, 2018 for real estate, design and life science professionals at The New York Academy of Sciences in New York City. Over 250 scientists, biotech, real estate, and design professionals joined together at the Life Sciences Real Estate Development Symposium to reimagine …

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Photo Gallery of GP-write Meeting 2017

The second GP-write annual meeting was held on May 9th and 10th, 2017, at the New York Genome Center in New York City. This meeting explored the concrete steps that GP-write can take to solve some of the most important problems facing humanity, including how to move from a carbon-based economy towards a biological one that is sustainable? How to …

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Building a Genome from Scratch: Lessons Learned from Sc2.0

If anyone understands the challenges associated with powering a eukaryotic cell with a designer genome built from scratch, it’s Leslie Mitchell, a postdoc in Jef Boeke’s labat NYU. Mitchell has been leading experimental design and technological development for the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project (Sc2.0) since 2012. In this role, she collaborates with Sc2.0 International Consortium team members spanning 4 continents to provide remote mentorship …

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Nature First Rounders Podcast: The Path Less Travelled

Last summer I had the pleasure of talking with Brady Huggett on Nature Biotechnology’s First Rounders podcast (if you haven’t heard it in the past you should check it out – it’s a wonderful series of conversations with the people that have helped found, finance, and develop life sciences). We talked about a lot of things, from how I got …

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Building the Trust Infrastructure for Synthetic Biology

By: Tracy Lessor, PhD, MBA Senior Leader, Science Communications Feinstein Kean Healthcare   Jurassic World. Orphan Black. Splice. Helix. Synthetic biology is the inspiration behind these and many other popular science fiction movies and television series, and it seems that the public cannot get enough of them.  While these stories provide entertainment with their extreme scenarios, more importantly, they are …

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Never Bored and Never Done

By: Natalie Kuldell President, The BioBuilder Educational Foundation Instructor, MIT Department of Biological Engineering Bill Gates told Wired magazine that if he were a kid today, he’d want to be hacking biology. But how will the next generation of biocoders learn the language of DNA programming? How will they find ways to connect personally meaningful projects to synthetic biology’s most …