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*  New Synthetic Biology Technique Boosts Microbial Production of Diesel Fuel | Berkeley Lab
"Expression of pathway genes at too low a level creates bottlenecks in biosynthetic pathways, whereas expression at too high a ... New Synthetic Biology Technique Boosts Microbial Production of Diesel Fuel. Feature Story Lynn Yarris (510) 486-5375 • March 26 ... "When a gene expression control system is tuned for a particular condition in the bioreactor and the conditions change, the ... These synthetic promoters only become fully activated when both fatty acids and the inducer reagent known as "IPTG" are present ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2012/03/26/dsrs-boosts-microbial-production-of-diesel-fuel/
*  Puzzling Question in Bacterial Immune System Answered | Berkeley Lab
Cas9 is emerging as an important genome-editing tool for practitioners of synthetic biology. ... 20-base-pair target sequences within genomes that are millions to billions of base pairs long may enable improvements to gene ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/01/29/puzzling-question-in-cas9-answered/
*  Boosting Biogasoline Production in Microbes | Berkeley Lab
... led a study in which transcriptomic data and a synthetic metabolic pathway were used to identify several genes that not only ... These genes were then overexpressed in E. coli to evaluate their potential for improving isopentenol tolerance. Genes ... a measurement of differential expression of gene transcripts in a given genome - to identify 40 E.coli genes that showed ... "The critical point is that you must first identify the genes that can serve as engineering targets, and then test them to find ...
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/10/27/boosting-biogasoline-production-in-microbes/
*  Berkeley Lab's Adam Arkin Wins 2013 Lawrence Award | Berkeley Lab
He once compared synthetic biology to computer design and said, "Most genetic engineering has been done by hook-or-by-crook. It ... In fact, most bacterial genes appear to be regulated by signals unrelated to their function. ... My laboratory and my many collaborators on synthetic and systems biology projects are an inspiring driving force behind the ... "Adam Arkin has been at the forefront in the scientific fields of systems and synthetic biology. He has made major contributions ...
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/04/16/adam-arkin-wins-2013-lawrence-award/
*  Biological Circuits for Synthetic Biology: Berkeley Lab Researchers Aim to Keep Things Simple | Berkeley Lab
... natural ability to sense small molecules and regulate genes has made the RNA molecule an important tool for synthetic biology ... Biological Circuits for Synthetic Biology: Berkeley Lab Researchers Aim to Keep Things Simple. Feature Story Lynn Yarris (510) ... Synthetic biology, however, is still a relatively new scientific field plagued with the trial and error inefficiencies that ... Synthetic biologists have been using RNA regulatory mechanisms to program genetic networks in cells to achieve specific results ...
http://newscenter.lbl.gov/2011/05/26/biological-circuits-for-synthetic-biology/
*  Sweet Smell of Success: JBEI Researchers Boost Methyl Ketone Production in E. coli | Berkeley Lab
... optimizing codon usage for pathway genes not native to E. coli; and knocking out key acetate production pathways. The results ... co-author Goh and their colleagues have been able to overcome this deficiency using the tools of synthetic biology. ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2014/12/01/sweet-smell-of-success/
*  biosciences
Filed Under: News Release, Top Story Tagged With: biosciences, genome, Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), synthetic biology ... Living Large: Exploration of Diverse Bacteria Signals Big Advance for Gene Function Prediction. News Release Julie Chao • May ... JBEI researchers pave the way for efficient gene expression at any scale ... genome-wide assays of gene importance across many conditions. Their work is by far the largest functional genomics study of ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/tag/biosciences/
*  Reading the Human Genome | Berkeley Lab
All of the components in this complex work together to ensure the accurate loading of DNA into Pol II at the start of a gene ... Unique Synthetic Antibodies Show Promise for Improved Disease and Toxin Detection. Exploring New Ways to Control Thermal ... "We've provided a series of snapshots that shows how the genome is read one gene at a time," says biophysicist Eva Nogales who ... "For the genetic code to be transcribed into messenger RNA, the DNA double helix has to be opened and the strand of gene ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/2013/02/27/reading-the-human-genome/
*  Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI)
Filed Under: News Release, Top Story Tagged With: biosciences, genome, Joint Bioenergy Institute (JBEI), synthetic biology ... Their high-density, high-resolution catalog of mutations facilitates the discovery of novel genes and functional elements that ...
https://newscenter.lbl.gov/tag/joint-bioenergy-institute-jbei/