Genetic resources in the age of the Nagoya Protocol and gene/genome synthesis

Deborah Scott (Edinburgh) and Dominic Berry (LSE) have co-authored a workshop report on “Genetic resources in the age of the Nagoya Protocol and gene/genome synthesis”.  The workshop was organised as a collaboration between the Engineering Life project (ERC 616510-ENLIFE) of the University of Edinburgh and OpenPlant (BBSRC and EPSRC BB/L014130/1) of the University of Cambridge,…

What kind of biology is synthetic biology?

Massimiliano Simons (University of Leuven) reflects on his time chasing birds and biologists in the hilly wilds of Bristol and asks: what biology should we teach our kids? When I first arrived in mountainous Bristol from the Flemish flatlands I expected to be studying biologists, not climbing hills. Yet, for a significant part of the day I…