Monthly Archives: October 2014

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Releasing a list of synthetic biology blogs

By |2019-02-06T19:38:50+00:00October 16th, 2014|

I thought it might be useful to compile a list of Synthetic Biology blogs that can be used as alternative sources of information and perspectives complementing academic journals. This list was initially seed with contributions from Nathaniel Gore  and Devin Camenares. It was later expanded by submissions from the community. Do you know another SynBio blog that [...]

Synthetic Biology Blogs

By |2019-02-06T19:38:50+00:00October 13th, 2014|

I thought it might be useful to compile a list of Synthetic Biology blogs that can be used as alternative sources of information and perspectives complementing academic journals.  This list was prepared using contributions from Nathaniel Gore  and Devin Camenares. Do you know other SynBio blogs that should be added to the list? Use the comments below to suggest [...]

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

By |2019-02-06T19:38:53+00:00October 10th, 2014|

The Woodrow Wilson Center Synthetic Biology Project has just released a guide to help practitioners of synthetic biology communicate with different constituencies. Reading this document is cheap insurance against potential public relation disasters that may hurt not only you and your organization but our entire industry. We certainly do not want or need a major [...]

Synthetic Biology: Patent or not Patent?

By |2019-02-06T19:38:53+00:00October 6th, 2014|

Synthetic biology has emerged at the interface between life sciences and engineering. This has a resulted in a cultural divide regarding the status of intellectual property. Engineers have been advocating an open source model that has been spectacularly successful in computer science. Life scientists and specifically biotechnology companies have been defending the patenting of DNA [...]