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Enzymes Can’t Tell Artificial DNA From the Real Thing

December 13, 2023

Researchers from UC San Diego have come one step closer to unlocking the potential of synthetic DNA, which could help scientists develop never-before-seen proteins in the lab.

How Cells “Read” Artificial Ingredients Tossed into Genetic Recipe

June 17, 2021

UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers discovered that the enzyme RNA polymerase II recognizes and transcribes artificially added base pairs in genetic code, a new insight that could help advance the development of new vaccines and medicines.

Synthetic Biology Used to Limit Bacterial Growth and Coordinate Drug Release

July 20, 2016

…a strategy for using synthetic biology in therapeutics. The team engineered a clinically relevant bacterium to produce cancer drugs and then self-destruct and release the drugs at the site of tumors. The approach enables continual production and release of drugs at disease sites in mice while simultaneously limiting the size,…

Three UC San Diego Researchers Receive Top Honors with NIH Director’s Awards

October 1, 2019

Three University of California San Diego researchers have received prestigious awards through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program, including the Pioneer Award, the program’s top honor.

Scientists Design Way to Use Harmless Bacteria to Detect Heavy Metals in Drinking Water

February 27, 2020

…he’s working on developing synthetic biology-based monitoring techniques. UC San Diego bioengineers Nicholas Csicsery, Lizzy Stasiowski, Gregoire Thouvenin in the UCSD Biodynamics Lab run by bioengineering and biology professor Jeff Hasty. How do these microbes “let us know” about the presence of a dangerous heavy metal in the water? The…

Maverick of Science Finds His Match

February 13, 2014

…creation of life with synthetic genomics as he talks about his latest book in a recent forum at UC San Diego. Photos by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications It only takes a few minutes of chatting with J. Craig Venter to understand what first attracted him to return to his…

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