Washington Lawyer magazine takes a look at the "Do-It-Yourself" biology movement and the issues surrounding these growing scientific communities, including input from the Synthetic Biology Project's Todd Kuiken.
A new advertising campaign from Fidelity Investments focuses on the possible benefits and investment potential of synthetic biology, in what could be the first example of an investment firm using the emerging technology in its advertising material.
The Obama Administration has released its National Bioeconomy Blueprint, which calls for regulatory reform to realize the potential benefits of synthetic biology, but also says a "robust framework" is needed to address risks from emerging technologies.
Researchers in the United Kingdom have found a way to make mass copies of the synthetic genetic material XNA, which they say can store genetic information and evolve much like RNA and DNA, according to a new article in Science magazine.
A new technique developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute is leading to a boost in the production of biodiesel fuel.
A new online survey seeks public opinion about the most pressing ethical, legal, and social implications of synthetic biology.
A new editorial in the journal Nature is calling for $20 million to $30 million in research over the next ten years to study the potential ecological risks of synthetic biology.
Check out the project's online scorecard to track efforts to better govern synthetic biology research and development, focusing on recommendations from the presidential bioethics commission.
The European Commission's Science in Society Programme reflects on how to proceed towards Responsible Research and Innovation in the Information and Communication Technologies and Security Technology fields.
BioCurious Community Lab in Sunnvale, CA launches a new podcast called Garage Bio devoted to cheap and DIY approaches to biology.
The Synthetic Biology Newsletter is an initiative of LIS Consult and the Synthetic Biology Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The newsletter is financially supported by the Commission on Genetic Modification and the Rathenau Institute, both in the Netherlands.
A new working paper from LSE BIOS proposes an "art of governance" to address governance challenges.
Dr. Genya Dana joins the project as its first public policy scholar. She will be exploring the process of Comprehensive Environmental Assessment as it applies to synthetic biology.