synthetic biology

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synthetic biology

n.
The branch of biology that involves undertaking large-scale manipulation of DNA sequences in order to modify biological systems to perform novel functions, such as the production of drugs or the destruction of cancer cells.

synthetic biology

n
the application of computer science techniques to create artificial biological systems
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As a member of the biohacking movement that aims to encourage individuals and smaller organisations to study biology using the same methods as traditional research institutions, Jorgensen advocates democratising biotechnology at the local level through community laboratories that not only teach the technical aspects of the science but also explain how to contextualise it.
Health and wellness continue to be an evolving trend this 2018 with more interesting concepts like biohacking taking their time in the spotlight.
There will be a demonstration of biohacking with the use of gadgets.
Years of experience as an athlete, studying the effects of supplements through research, self-testing and biohacking helped Courtney create the proprietary formulas for GoMo Detox Tea line.
Mr Cannon explained that he works for a company that focuses on biohacking which manufactures devices that are meant to integrate with the human body.
The idea of fooling the body's natural processes through such things as caloric restriction is referred to in some circles as biohacking.
And what looks like, the popularity of biohacking is growing day by day-In Cambridge, Massachusetts, an organisation named DIYbio is planning to set up a community lab where people can use specialist equipment such as a freezer capable of storing bacteria at minus 62C.
The first essay, "Tweaking Genes in Your Garage: Biohacking between Activism and Entrepreneurship," discusses the hacking biology movement in which amateur scientists challenge institutional science by promoting open knowledge.
Biohacking, implantable RFIDs and the future of body modification Advances in the world of body modification may soon make tattoos seem like quaint relics, according to Shannon Larratt, founder of the BME body modification website, who says "biohackers" and "transhumanists" are experimenting with radical methods of body enhancement that combine technology and art.
Every November, college kids from Michigan to Munich descend on MIT, eager to show off their biohacking skills.
One intrinsic limitation of biohacking is the delivery system.