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Friday, February 26, 2016

Homebrew Synthetic Biology Kit

Homebrew Biology Kit Brings Synthetic Biology to the Masses

Signe Brewster | February 6, 2016

Ever wanted to create your own organism? It’s now easier than ever. Just take a dash of E. coli, a pinch of jellyfish DNA, stir well and heat gently. As it bubbles away in a vial mounted on top of the stylish wooden box, the mixture slowly turns red. When done, this bioluminescent paint made by your customised bacteria will glow like a firefly.
At an event for synthetic biology start-ups in San Francisco on 4 February, Amino Labs showed off the Amino One, a tabletop bioreactor aimed at the consumer market.
The kit shrinks several lab components on to a device the size of a briefcase. Beginners will be able to modify and grow bacterial cells to create paint, medicinal compounds, scents and even foodstuffs such as yogurt, beer and bread.


<more at; related articles: (Quality control opens path to synthetic biology’s Ikea. March 26, 2013) and (Inroducing The Amino One ™ by Amino Labs. Enabling anyone to create and grow living cells for research, education or domestic life.)>

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