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Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case

Today we published two papers discussing the development of biohacked medicines spearheaded by the DIYBio movement. This revolution could dramatically change the way patients access life-saving drugs. In an opinion entitled "The Open Insulin Project: A Case Study for Biohacked Medicines", in collaboration with Warren Kaplan (Boston University), we make the argument that emerging innovation ecosystems challenge [...]

Toward biohacked medicines: the Open Insulin case2019-06-04T18:27:45+00:00

Database of biological parts

Nucleic Acids Research just published a paper describing the results of our efforts to analyze the annotations of thousands of plasmids commonly used across many life science specialties. This effort allowed us to release a database of genetic parts and sequence features that will be useful in better annotating existing plasmids and develop new expression [...]

Database of biological parts2019-02-06T19:38:31+00:00

PLoS Extends Synthetic Biology Collection

In 2012, Mark Isalan and myself compiled a list of synthetic biology papers published in PLoS ONE (See The PLOS ONE Synthetic Biology Collection: Six Years and Counting). This impressive corpus of synthetic biology papers was highlighted by PLoS in a journal-specific collection. For various reasons, the decision was made at the time to focus on [...]

PLoS Extends Synthetic Biology Collection2019-02-06T19:41:29+00:00

PLoS Launches Synthetic Biology Community

PLoS is launching the PLoS Synthetic Biology Community ( as a hub to allow readers and authors of synthetic biology literature to gather in one place. This resource will provide informal online avenues for researcher collaboration and discussion of PLOS-published research, it will help promote the synthetic biology collection, and it will contribute to demonstrate the [...]

PLoS Launches Synthetic Biology Community2019-02-06T19:41:29+00:00