Synthetic Biology

Keeping Bacteria Under Lock and Key

Newark, DE — Scientists and engineers are constantly looking for ways to better our world. Synthetic biology is an emerging field with promise for improving our ability to manufacture chemicals,...

Cell-Free Synthetic Biology Comes of Age

Evanston, IL — If you ask Northwestern Engineering’s Michael Jewett, the potential of cell-free gene expression has always made sense. Rip off the wall of the cell, collect its insides, and teach...

Artificial Cells are Tiny Bacteria Fighters

Davis, CA — “Lego block” artificial cells that can kill bacteria have been created by researchers at the University of California, Davis Department of Biomedical Engineering. The work is...

Researchers Create First Artificial Human Prion

Cleveland, OH — Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers have synthesized the first artificial human prion, a dramatic development in efforts to combat a devastating form of brain...

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