Building the Trust Infrastructure for Synthetic Biology

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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 …


Never Bored and Never Done

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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 …

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Engineering Biology for Science & Industry: Accelerating Progress, Meeting Summary and Next Steps

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The Engineering Biology for Science & Industry: Accelerating Progress meeting in April had a standing room only crowd, with enthusiastic dialogue about what is required to accelerate progress in engineering biology, and lots of support for moving forward.  The discussions were captured in a meeting summary and can be found here: http://nancyjkelley.com/wp-content/uploads/Meeting-Summary.Final_.6.9.15-Formatted.pdf.   In addition to the numerous comments from the panel discussions …