synthetic biology

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

Mail-Order Pox

Canadian researchers have re-created the horsepox virus, ScienceInsider reports.

The software is designed to offer a range of tools in one applications, including algorithms, customizable storage, and a drag and drop interface.

To Make a Genome

The Genome Project-Write researchers are meeting again, but ScienceInsider notes that the effort is lacking funds.

Space Survival

Technology Review writes that gene-editing approaches could be employed to make astronauts better suited to space travel.

Call for Guidance

Harvard researchers call for a discussion and development of guidelines for 'embryoid' research, NPR reports.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: a suite of studies from the Synthetic Yeast genome Project.

The worldwide distribution agreement expands Oxford's existing product and service portfolio, streamlining workflows for current customers, the company said.

Gene Drives Ahead

The UN Convention on Biodiversity has rejected a moratorium on gene drives, Nature News says.

The company is hoping to find a niche among customers who want the quality of high-throughput oligonucleotide synthesis but smaller order volumes.

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Researchers find that a personalized medicine approach could help people who experience pain while taking statins, New Scientist reports.

US National Science Foundation is continuing its responsible research conduct training policy despite its flaws, ScienceInsider reports.

A CRISPR-themed meeting explored how the tool could and should be used, Wired reports.

In Science this week: database of proteins' effects on cancer, targeted error correction sequencing, and more.