Tag Archives: Synthetic biology

BEACON Researchers at Work: The genetic basis of biofilm formation

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Elyse Hope. “Remember to finish your full course of antibiotics” is a phrase we have probably all heard from a doctor at least once. Intuition … Continue reading

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Evolution 101: Synthetic Biology

This week’s Evolution 101 blog post is by UW graduate student Bryan Bartley. Synthetic biology is a new frontier in biological research where scientists and engineers are creating living systems out of molecular chemistry.  In the last half century, the … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Making synthetic viruses to study evolution

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work blog post is by University of Idaho postdoc Martina Ederer. After working on many different projects in a number of different labs, I always seem to come back to the study of evolution. Hence, … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Mutational predictability and robustness of genetic circuits

This week’s BEACON Researchers at Work post is by University of Washington postdoc Sean Sleight. Synthetic biology is a relatively new field that uses engineering principles to design and build novel biological functions and systems.  In 2000, Michael Elowitz and … Continue reading

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