Synthetic biology

Synthetic biology is an area where scientists and technicians engineer bacteria and yeast to improve the production of diverse chemicals.  This may involve recreating entire biosynthetic pathways or even creating an entirely new genome.

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Submitted by Todd Smith on Tue October 17, 2017.

One of the themes of the recent @synbiobeta #sbbsf17 annual meeting (Oct 4,5 2017) was the impact of synthetic biology on making new things or making old things in new ways. From cement to food, synthetic biology is causing people to rethink the way things are made. One of the most interesting ... Read more

Submitted by Sean Maden on Tue November 24, 2015.

The requirements of "good communication skills" and "comfortable working in a multidisciplinary setting" on a biotech job listing are common, but what do these mean in practice? For work in biotech, there's often more than meets the eye in a job posting.

Biotechnology is an inherently ... Read more

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Jonathan Woo graduated from the Bio-Link Bridge to Bioscience Program at the City College of San Francisco. He currently works as a Student Assistant at the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI) of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.Read more