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The Most Complex Synthetic Biology Circuit to Date....read more>>

   

 

New Tools: Vector NTI Express Sequence Analysis & Design Software

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Synthetic Biology Resources

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Synthetic Biology & Genetic Design

Hear what Life Technologies product manager Lisa Stillwell has to say about synthetic biology for genetic design... read more>>

 

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Design and Production of Vaccine

Synthetic Clonal Reproduction

In 2009, the UK HIV Vaccine Consortium awarded GeneArt® a contract for the design and production of two DNA vaccine candidates against HIV.

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The Most Complex Synthetic Biology Circuit to Date

synth biology  Biologists at MIT have designed the most complex synthetic circuit ever produced. Their circuit integrates four sensors and uses circuit components that won't interfere with each other.   Read more»

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Synthetic Biology & Genetic Design

Q&A    

Hear what Life Technologies product manager Lisa Stillwell has to say about synthetic biology for genetic design.


What is the relationship between genetic design and synthetic biology?

Synthetic biology merges engineering and computational techniques with biological science, enabling researchers to design and construct new biological systems in a defined, precise way. Not only does the synthetic biology approach save time and resources, the increased precision and control over resulting systems allows a more advanced understanding of biology. It also provides a way to manipulate organisms for applications such as bioproduction of energy, food, and vaccines, environmental cleanup technologies, and more.

What are the advantages of synthetic biology for genetic design?

Synthetic approaches to genetic engineering save time and labor compared to traditional cloning methodologies and provide increased precision and accuracy in biological design. Also, the common pain points associated with protein expression—yield, solubility, and functionality—can now be addressed in a rational and systematic way.

What are the key differences between applying synthetic biology versus traditional cloning?

Gene synthesis has become a cost-effective, time- and resource-saving method for obtaining nearly any desired DNA construct with 100% accuracy. It outperforms conventional molecular biology techniques in terms of time and cost, while providing equivalent or better expression performance, and construct stability and quality. GeneArt® Gene Synthesis tools go beyond traditional synthesis and enable expression optimization and maximum performance. Get details >>

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Odds and Ends


Last month we invited you to a free plant genome engineering webinar. If you missed it, there’s good news! You can still watch an on-demand version.
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 Come see us at the upcoming Trade shows & Conferences

Nov 2012Cold Spring Harbor (CSH) Asia Conference on Synthetic Biology
Nov 2012European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Conference: From Functional Genomics to Systems Biology
Jan 2013PepTalk
Jan 2013Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) XXI meeting

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