Posts Tagged ‘Synthetic biology’

On regulation

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

Rob Carlson had a piece recently in The Scientist (which has been kind enough to notice this Blog in the past) on the regulation of synthetic biology, in part due to the supposed threat from the DIY Bio community. (more…)

On futures

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I’m at the Exploratory Round Table Conference in Shanghai, which is ostensibly a forum to discuss what directions synthetic biology will take into the future. As with most such forums, it frequently devolves into a discussion of what synthetic biology is (or is not). I am as happy to engage in such silly discussions as anyone else, especially given that I think synthetic biology is a buzzword rather than a discipline. (more…)