ACS Synthetic Biology is a monthly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to research in synthetic biology and biological systems. Led by Editor-in-Chief Christopher A. Voigt of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the journal publishes high-quality research that demonstrate integrative, molecular approaches enabling better understanding of the organization and function of cells, tissues, and organisms in systems.
Michigan State University scientists have engineered "molecular Velcro" into to cyanobacteria, boosting this microalgae's biofuel viability as well as its potential for other research.
Recent work by Los Alamos National Laboratory experimental and theoretical biologists describes a new method of controlling gene expression. The key is a tunable switch made from a small non-coding RNA molecule that could ...
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed an easy way to put bacteria under a molecular lock and key in order to contain its accidental spread. The method involves a series of genetic mutations ...
For centuries, humans have been playing with yeast. But these simple fungal cells usually do their jobs—making bread rise or converting sugar into alcohol—without having to communicate or work together.
Scientists from the University of Southampton have reengineered the fundamental process of photosynthesis to power useful chemical reactions that could be used to produce biofuels, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals.
Often described as the blueprint of life, DNA contains the instructions for making every living thing from a human to a house fly.
CRISPR-Cas9 tool expedites production of biofuel precursors and specialty polymers in living systems
A team led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has adapted the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system for use in a yeast strain that can produce useful lipids and polymers.
The ability to control the transfer of molecules through cellular membranes is an important function in synthetic biology; a new study from researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and ...
Photosynthetic bacteria that have lived on Earth for 2.7 billion years are the source of a new and valuable biological regulatory tool being developed by Rice University bioengineers.
Rice University bioengineers have developed a tool to standardize data obtained through flow cytometry, one of the most widely used instruments to analyze living cells.