Category Archives: Synthetic Biology

Scientists Patent the Scientific Method

There has been a lot of talk in the news about the patent office awarding obvious or frivolous patents. I recently came across this one awarded to Palsson, Covert and Herrgard. I only read the abstract which is given here: “The present invention provides … Continue reading

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Standards in Synthetic Biology: Part 1

Standards What are standards and why should we bother developing them? I suspect to many people including my fellow scientists and perhaps even some engineers, that standards are nether a rewarding nor worthwhile endeavor. Standards however are the invisible hand … Continue reading

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