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Engineered proteins create new blood vessels from stem cells

University of Washington (UW) - 11-Jun-2024

The method has potential for tissue repair and regenerative medicine

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Scientists overcome hurdles to design human artificial chromosomes

Singularity Hub - 26-Mar-2024

New technique delivers more genetic material, paving way for safer & effective gene therapies

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Scientists have created a new strain of yeast with over half of its DNA synthetic

Nature - 08-Nov-2023

Opening up the possibility of engineering complex organisms from scratch

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Scientists have created a special type of melanin that can heal skin wounds

Northwestern University - 02-Nov-2023

Also shields skin from sun damage, environmental toxins, and radiation exposure

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New proteins with shapeshifting abilities could transform biotechnology

Singularity Hub - 22-Aug-2023

AI can now design proteins that change shape in response to external stimuli

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Camena Bioscience raises $10m in series A for DNA synthesis technology

Longevity Technology - 10-Jul-2023

Highly accurate enzyme-based approach to advance the ability to read, write and manipulate DNA

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Penn State team develops protein-based nanocomputing agent to influence cell behaviour

Penn State College of Medicine - 26-May-2023

Paving the way for more targeted, efficient cell-based therapies to treat diseases like diabetes and cancer

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Synthetic cells designed to imitate biological cells' intrinsic properties

Nano Magazine - 14-Jun-2022

Structural rearrangements in cells could be beneficial in treating diseases

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Synthetic amino acids: Beginning of engineering life’s superpowers

Singularity Hub - 08-Jun-2021

New bacteria: virtually resistant to all viral infections

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Experts made synthetic cells that multiply like natural bacteria

New Scientist - 29-Mar-2021

7 additional genes created normally dividing artificial cells - interesting tool for future research works

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A new computational model to design mammalian genetic programs

Phys.org - 19-Feb-2021

Engineered human cells through design-based process, eliminating trial and error approach

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Synthetic protocells allow researchers to examine cell movement

Nano Magazine - 06-Dec-2019

The more ways we can study and understand cell activity the better

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"Smart" cells for 'smart' therapies

UCSF - 24-Jul-2019

“Smart” cells behave like tiny autonomous robots, planned to detect damage and deliver help

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Programmable bacteria can be used to kill cancer cells

New York Times - 03-Jul-2019

This could be dawn of a new era - cancer treatment without side effects

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Scientists create a lab-made microbe with fully redesigned DNA for the first time

Guardian - 15-May-2019

Organisms can survive even with a simple genetic code

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Synthetic organelle introduces a new genetic code to cells

Singularity Hub - 03-Apr-2019

No need to wait for evolution - we will be able to manipulate life forms soon

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Genome Project-­Write could synthesize entire human genome

Wired - 27-Mar-2019

George Church has grand plans to make better cells

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New type of medicine made from living bacteria

Guardian - 16-Jan-2019

Can be used to add or remove products from the body

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Synthetic nanofactory cell produces drugs in vivo

Silicon Republic - 14-Feb-2018

Synthetic cell produces anti-cancer proteins within tumour tissue.

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Scientists Are Designing Artisanal Proteins for Your Body

New York Times - 26-Dec-2017

Our bodies make roughly 20,000 different kinds of proteins.

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Unnatural microbe can make proteins

BBC - 29-Nov-2017

Bacterium's DNA modified to incorporate six letters instead of four.

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Synthetic genes can make weird new proteins that actually work

New Scientist - 03-May-2017

There are more proteins possible than there are atoms in the universe.

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First stable semisynthetic organism created

Kurzweil Network - 03-Feb-2017

Bacterium with two new synthetic bases (called X and Y) added to the four natural bases (A, T, C, and G).

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Synthetic stem cells offer benefits without the risks

Kurzweil Network - 13-Jan-2017

First synthetic version of a cardiac stem cell created.

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Novel proteins created using digital evolution

Kurzweil Network - 10-May-2016

University of North Carolina scientists are engineering proteins with functionality that nothing else is capable of doing.

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