BioBeer Fights Cancer and Gets You Drunk, Not Necessarily In That Order

Click to view » 10/17/08 10:40am 10/17/08 10:40am A team of students from Houston's Rice University are a virtual lock for a Nobel Prize with their latest research. They've bioengineered a beer that has anticancer properties. Each sip of their new brew contains resveratrol, the chemical found in wine and believed to be responsible for reduced cancer…

Deadline Approaches! Build a Lifeform and We'll Send You to Hong Kong…

io9 wants to encourage mad scientists in every field, but especially in the area of synthetic biology. That's because synthetic biologists are the people who are going to build new life forms, like ligers and unicorns and people with claws and glowing eyes. OK, they might build bacteria that can clean up oil spills and … » 8/21/08 10:00am 8/21/08 10:00am

This Weekend, Start Building a New Life Form

In a few years, your weekend hacking project will involve bits of DNA and a PCR machine instead of a soldering iron or glue. With the help of the Open Wetware Project, and the Registry of Standard Biological Parts Wiki, you too can become an amateur synthetic biologist. But this isn't about evil mad scientist stuff.… » 2/29/08 4:25pm 2/29/08 4:25pm