An excellent critical review of 10 years of systems and synthetic biology. It is really a very insightful write up. Read article.
The Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech is awarded a grant to develop GenoTHREAT, a software application to screen DNA sequences ordered from gene synthesis companies for the possible presence of potentially harmful sequences. GenoTHREAT implements the screening algorithm recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services in a document entitled "Screening Frameworks Guidance [...]