The bacteria that could make you grow concrete in your mouth

A group of UK students have engineered a new bacteria they call BacillaFilla. It swarms into concrete cracks, then secretes a gluey mixture that hardens into concrete filler. But what if this bacteria escaped into the wild and started reproducing? » 11/16/10 7:30am 11/16/10 7:30am

iGEM, or How to Build a Biological Organism in a Single Summer

The International Genetically Engineered Machine » 11/20/08 9:00am 11/20/08 9:00am competition brings undergraduates from around the world to MIT's campus to share the results of a summer's worth of synthetic biology research. Each team tries to create the best synthetic organism. Here you can see the iGEM participants (photo courtesy of David…

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…