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Cloud Gives DNA Compiler Wings

Aug 5, 2014 |

Imagine being able to turn bacteria into molecular factories, capable of producing everything from earth-friendly biofuels to personalized medicines? This is the promise of synthetic biology, which has made remarkable advances over the last decade, taking tools and concepts from physics, engineering and computer science to design new biological systems. One of the foremost researchers Read more…

The Week in Review

May 27, 2010 |

Tokyo Tech to build 2.4 petaflop supercomputer with a hybrid computing architecture; and scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute create the first synthetic bacterial cell. We recap those stories and more in our weekly wrapup.