Tag Archives: Synthetic biology

Evolving antimutator microbial machines

This post is by University of Texas at Austin grad student Dacia Leon (Twitter: @leondacia) Fluorescence microplate readers are really exciting. These instruments are a staple in any synthetic biology lab given that they allow for high-throughput quantification of microbial growth and fluorescence … Continue reading

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BEACON Researchers at Work: Engineering life

This week’s blog post is by University of Washington graduate student Leandra Brettner. All living organisms share a universal programming language—DNA. Long strings of unit molecules A’s, T’s, C’s and G’s dictate the unique traits of each individual, but the … Continue reading

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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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