This new discovery will finally allow us to build biological computers

The dawn of biological computers is at hand. In a major first for synthetic biology, Stanford engineers have used genetic material to create a biological transistor. Called the "transcriptor," the creation is the final, missing component necessary for the creation of a biological computer that could enable researchers to … » 3/29/13 9:40am 3/29/13 9:40am

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