NIH proposal gets amazing score

The proposal to renew the funding supporting our collaboration with John Tyson was examined by the NIH study section last week. We got a score of 18, which places in the top 2%. At NIH a good score is a small score! This is the best score we got any proposal we submitted to NIH. [...]

NIH proposal gets amazing score2019-02-06T19:38:49+00:00

Releasing a list of synthetic biology blogs

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 [...]

Releasing a list of synthetic biology blogs2019-02-06T19:38:50+00:00

Synthetic Biology Blogs

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 [...]

Synthetic Biology Blogs2019-04-04T17:18:25+00:00

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

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 [...]

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology2019-02-06T19:38:53+00:00

Synthetic Biology: Patent or not Patent?

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 [...]

Synthetic Biology: Patent or not Patent?2019-02-06T19:38:53+00:00