Looking forward to the release of the DIYsect documentary… here’s the trailer!
The Chinese have made genetic modifications to monkeys… what can they be working on next?
A technique is stirring excitement while raising profound questions.
Bringing extinct animals back to life is really happening â and itâs going to be very, very cool. Unless it ends up being very, very bad.
Hi everyone! Frank N. Foode™ here. Wow, our Kickstarter has been going great, and I’m so happy to see everyone chipping in to bring me to life! We just reached our T-shirt Stretch Goal - so now any…
Results from Oxford Nanopore’s MinION are promising, but fall short of high expectations.
A film about love and science. STEM is a biopunk drama dealing with restlessness, neglected love and plants that glow in the dark.
We wanted to share something cool: The British film industry has been inspired by all your support for the project! A group of filmmakers in London have produced a short drama about a young Biohacker who makes an illuminated plant. It touches on love, science and synthetic biology!
They are currently looking for support and completion funding over on Indiegogo. Take a look at their trailer here: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stem/x/5155111
We’re pleased to support them with their crowd-funding campaign and can’t wait to see the final film in April. Let’s help them get there!
We’ve shown you how we make the DNA, and how we use a gene gun to insert into the nucleus, but what we haven’t shown you yet is how we test our constructs. To test the constructs we use agro bacterium to insert the test sequence into a small part of the leaf tissue. We are testing on Tobacco because we found the transient assays work better on that than Arabidopsis (bigger leaves and less of an immune response)
We can then come back two days later and see how well the sequence worked. This allows us to test multiple sequences in just a few days rather than the many months it takes to make a full plant with the genes.