BIOHACKERS ATTEMPT TO UNSTITCH THE FABRIC OF LIFE
- QUOTES OF THE WEEK. // ICIS Chemical Business;1/12/2009, Vol. 275 Issue 2, p6
The article presents quotes from several executives including Jonathan Winickoff on the effects of the poisonous residue that clings to smokers' hair on children, James Kennett on the theory concerning a comet impact in North America and Mackenzie Cowell on the trend toward backyard genetic...
- Extreme bacteria run chemistry of life in reverse. Hooper, Rowan // New Scientist;4/21/2007, Vol. 194 Issue 2600, p12
The article reports that the genome of the bacterium Syntrophus aciditrophicus has been sequenced and is displaying information about how it survives.
- Synthetic biology: UBER - a portable system for cross-species genetic engineering. Osório, Joana // Nature Reviews Genetics;Sep2015, Vol. 16 Issue 9, p500
The article discusses a research which reveals the portability of the Universal Bacterial Expression Resource (UBER) system in engineering cross-species genetic circuits and pathways in different bacterial host systems.
- BIOTECH FIRMS OFFERED FINANCIAL SUPPORT/ALPHASERVER ACCESS. // Computer Workstations;Nov2000, p4
Reports the decision of Compaq Computer Corp. to invest in biotechnology firms specializing in genetic engineering in the United States. Utilization of Compaq storage systems for genome sequencing and gene discovery; Beneficiaries of the investment venture; Services offered by Compaq Computer Corp.
- Upgrading bioluminescent bacterial bioreporter performance by splitting the lux operon. Yagur-Kroll, Sharon; Belkin, Shimshon // Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry;Jul2011, Vol. 400 Issue 4, p1071
Bioluminescent bacterial bioreporters harbor a fusion of bacterial bioluminescence genes ( luxCDABE), acting as the reporting element, to a stress-response promoter, serving as the sensing element. Upon exposure to conditions that activate the promoter, such as an environmental stress or the...
- Scientists Report One More Step Down the Path to Synthetic Life. Breindl, Anette // BioWorld International;8/26/2009, Vol. 14 Issue 34, p1
The article discusses research being done on the creation of a synthetic bacteria for addressing environmental problems. It references a study by Sanjay Vashee et al of the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), published in the August 21, 2009 issue of "Sciencexpress." The research revealed that...
- Characterization of Halorubrum sfaxense sp. nov., a New Halophilic Archaeon Isolated from the Solar Saltern of Sfax in Tunisia. Trigui, Hana; Masmoudi, Salma; Brochier-Armanet, Céline; Maalej, Sami; Dukan, Sam // International Journal of Microbiology;2011, p1
An extremely halophilic archaeon, strain ETD6, was isolated from a marine solar saltern in Sfax, Tunisia. Analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence showed that the isolate was phylogenetically related to species of the genus Halorubrum among the family Halobacteriaceae, with a close relationship to...
- Lay panel sought to give verdict on `engineered' plants. Verrall, Maggie // Nature;6/9/1994, Vol. 369 Issue 6480, p434
Reports on the search of lay panel members to give views on behalf of the British public on the use of genetic engineering in plants. Recruitment through advertisements; Organization of search by Science Museum in London, England; Funding of consensus conference by Biotechnology and Biological...
- Gene triumph. // New Scientist;9/8/90, Vol. 127 Issue 1733, p33
Reports on the safe insertion of foreign genes into the human body for the first time, according to a paper in the 'New England Journal of Medicine.' National Cancer Institute scientists' introduction of foreign genes into the genetic material of white blood cells from five patients; Use of a...