Synthetic Genomics Platforms Allow Rapid Reconstruction Of SARS-CoV-2

Synthetic Genomics Platforms Allow Rapid Reconstruction Of SARS-CoV-2

Reverse genetics has been a valuable tool for producing insights into viral pathogenesis and vaccine development. Large RNA virus genomes, such as from Coronaviruses, are cumbersome to clone and to manipulate in E. coli hosts due to size and occasional instability. Therefore, an alternative rapid and robust reverse genetics platform for RNA viruses would benefit … Read more

Sean Parker Dumps Facebook’s Negative Network Effects For Synthetic Biology Cancer Cures

Sean Parker Dumps Facebook’s Negative Network Effects For Synthetic Biology Cancer Cures

In 2015, Sean Parker announced a $600 million personal contribution to launch the Parker Foundation. The organization focuses on three areas: Life Sciences, Global Public Health and Civic Engagement. Soon thereafter, Parker donated $250 million by way of a grant from the Parker Foundation to create the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy in 2016. People … Read more

Here Is NSF’s Solicitation For Semiconductor Synthetic Biology For Information Storage And Retrieval

Here Is NSF’s Solicitation For Semiconductor Synthetic Biology For Information Storage And Retrieval

The National Science Foundation (NSF), through its Divisions of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS), Computing and Communication Foundations (CCF), Molecular and Cellular Biosciences (MCB), and Materials Research (DMR) announces a follow-up solicitation on the Semiconductor Synthetic Biology for Information Storage and Retrieval Program (SemiSynBio-II). Future ultra-low energy storage-based computing systems can be built on … Read more