synthetic biology research Articles

  • Wilson Center Releases Funding Report On U.S. Synthetic Biology Research

    On September 16, 2015, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Wilson Center) released a funding report on U.S. Trends in Synthetic Biology Research Funding. The Wilson Center found that the U.S. invested approximately $820 million in synthetic biology research between ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The DNA of the U.S. Regulatory System: Are We Getting It Right For Synthetic Biology?

    U.S. regulatory oversight of synthetic biology across the board needs to be modernized to reflect and address the promising technologies routinely entering the market. From a statutory perspective, the pertinent laws appear sufficiently broad to empower federal agencies to address potential risks and promote the potential benefits of synthetic biology. The regulatory infrastructure, however, is ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Industrialization of biology report released by the national academies

    On March 13, 2015, the National Academies issued Industrialization Of Biology: A Roadmap To Accelerate The Advanced Manufacturing Of Chemicals, a 143-page report prepared in response to a request from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Ecologists pay disproportionately little attention to synthetic chemicals, study finds

    Manmade chemicals may alter ecological processes, yet few scientists are studying the role of these chemicals in global environmental change, say a group of researchers from the U.S. and Germany in a scientific paper published today in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. In recent decades, humans have increased ...


    By Ensia

  • Protein Directed Evolution

    Protein directed evolution Library In vitro directed evolution of proteins is an artificially simulated natural evolution mechanism. It creates mutant protein that does not exist in nature or one that some of its enzyme properties are significantly enhanced by using modern molecular biology methods to create a large number of gene variants library and adopting sensitive directed ...


    By Synbio Technologies LLC

  • Study: Wastewater treatment improves fish health

    A decade-long study by Canadian researchers concludes that improved water treatment benefits fish populations. University of Waterloo researchers found that within a year after an upgrade to one of the area’s municipal wastewater treatment plants, there was a 70 percent decrease in the occurrence of intersex fish in Ontario’s Grand River. Within three years there was a full recovery ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Biotechnology for Environmentally Safe Agriculture

    Issue: In Europe some uses of biotechnology are meeting vocal opposition from certain quarters. Nevertheless, the vast amount of knowledge acquired recently in biology can be used to develop and apply biotechnology for an environmentally safe agriculture. Public acceptance and a new policy impetus can serve to promote the introduction of safe and competitive agricultural technologies that have a ...

  • Your guide to science and technology at Rio+20

    How will science and technology fare at the Rio+20 summit? Aisling Irwin looks at scientists' demands and assesses their chances. Is this the last chance for scientists to save the planet? The UN Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — enters its final phase of negotiations next week at a summit to be attended by more than 130 heads of state. At stake ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Polymer measurement using FTIR Polarizers | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Polymers have become ubiquitous with the modern age to such a point that almost any multi-component product will have some polymer content. From cars to kitchen appliances and windows to airplanes, each one will contain multiple polymers each with its own specific properties and functions. This makes their analysis an important for quality control processes, and IR polarisers are an essential ...


    By Specac Limited

  • What are we doing to our children’s brains?

    Environmental chemicals are wreaking havoc to last a lifetime The numbers are startling. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.8 million more children in the U.S. were diagnosed with developmental disabilities between 2006 and 2008 than a decade earlier. During this time, the prevalence of autism climbed nearly 300 percent, while that of ...


    By Ensia

  • Industrial Biotechnology - ASTM Organizes New Technical Committee

    With a total population of nearly 7.2 billion people, and a new birth every eight seconds, our modest planet is straining at the seams. Finding ways to maximize the sustainability of the resources that support us all is of critical importance. One such effort falls under the general heading of industrial biotechnology, which is based on a fascinating premise: that ...


    By ASTM International

  • Industrial Biotechnology: Coordinated Framework Make-Over and Lots More

    The summer of 2015 was surprisingly busy in the industrial biotechnology policy and regulatory arenas with three important announcements generating lots of buzz. On July 2, 2015, theWhite House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the US Trade Representative, and the Council on Environmental Quality issued a memorandum directing the US ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Fish Oil analysis using Pearl FTIR | Spectroscopy Solutions

    Select Science recently interviewed Professor Gene S. Hall, who leads a research team in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA. They are detecting fraudulent fish oil and their work includes the Pearl FTIR accessory. ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Sustainable food production: Facts and Figures

    Farming must feed more people more sustainably. Zareen Bharucha looks at scientific approaches past and present. Advances in agricultural science and technology (S&T) have contributed to remarkable increases in ...


    By SciDev.Net

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