Synthetic Biology: State of the Art

Fighting Infection Cancer Vaccines Friendly Bacteria Cellular and Regenerative Medicine Conclusion The Clinical Applications of Syntheticology – Toby Murcott Introduction. One way to look at medicine is that it attempts to repair malfunctions of the human body, be they internal errors such as genetic diseases or invasions of parasites and pathogens. Synthetic biology aims to [...]

The Clinical Potential of Synthetic Biology

Fighting Infection Cancer Vaccines Friendly Bacteria Cellular and Regenerative Medicine Conclusion Introduction. One way to look at medicine is that it attempts to repair malfunctions of the human body, be they internal errors such as genetic diseases or invasions of parasites and pathogens. Synthetic biology aims to re-engineer biological processes, and to do so in [...]

Open House at the ETH- Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel (CH)

On October 22, 2011, the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH in Basel (CH) will organize a public open day for visitors who are interested in the research that is going on at this department.  http://www.bsse.ethz.ch/events/open_house At the D-BSSE, scientists perform high profile research in synthetic biology with potential future applications for human [...]

Website Report on the SYBHEL Final Conference and Workshops

Website Report on the SYBHEL Final Conference and Workshops Final Conference The SYBHEL Final Conference was held in June 2012 at the British Library in London. The conference brought together a range of experts from across Europe. The objective was to discuss and help to revise a draft of the SYBHEL policy recommendations on the [...]

“What is life?”: Different Answers to a Simple Question in View of Synthetic Biology

INTRODUCTION Click here for a copy of the annotated bibliography on synthetic biology and the creation of life The title of the SYBHEL Work Package 2 for which the SYBHEL-participants from the IBME (Institute of Biomedical Ethics) at the University of Zurich are responsible is: “Synthetic Biology and the Definition and Creation of life”. We [...]

Brainstorming on Sybhel and SynBio

30. March 2011. at 8.30 in Harkai Schiller Pál Library (1089 Budapest Nagyvárad tér 4. 20th Floor) In the Brainstorming series of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences of Semmelweis University, Sybhel and ethical questions of SynBio will be discussed. The discussion will be led by the participants of Sybhel project in Hungary: Zsófia Clemens, József [...]

Legal Issues in Synthetic Biology

In their monthly column, Carlos María Romeo Casabona and Iñigo de Miguel Beriain, take a look at the legal issues in synthetic biology.   New opinion on IP! The Opinion of the General Advocate of the European Court of Justice, in relation with the case  delivered on 10 March 2011, has been published. Its final [...]

Video and Podcasts: Synthetic Biology

This post contains links to media, such as podcasts and video, concerned with synthetic biology: Podcast: Philosophy Bites: Interview with Julian Savulescu on Synthetic biology Podcast: Drew Endy, Jim Thomas “Synthetic Biology Debate”