Take a look at the news archives of the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform.
Framework for responsible advancement of synthetic biology in Australia
Synthetic biology could reshape the global industrial landscape, creating opportunities and challenges for Australian firms, according to a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA).
Using synthetic biology to catch synthetic athletes
The dizzying amount of banned substances and doping techniques that are known to be in use by some athletes in elite sports has made the challenge of detecting them immense. Using synthetic biology to re-engineer a common diagnostic tool, we might be on the verge of a revolution in our capacity to catch cheats.
How to grow crops on Mars if we are to live on the red planet
Briardo Llorente discusses the issue of how to develop a stable food supply if humans were to live on Mars. Earth plants are not suited to the Mars' climate but we could engineer plants that are.
Custom-built DNA could be used as a sensor probe
Konstantinos Vavitsas on how DNA could one day be used as a type of sensor, to record information based on its surroundings.
Cosmos: Life 2.0: inside the synthetic biology revolution
Cosmos Magazine published a feature article on the emergence of synthetic biology as a discipline, looking at its promise and potential applications.
2018 Future Science Fellowships announced
Ten new Future Science Fellows have joined the Synthetic Biology FSP team, driving the research program in new directions, particularly in the recently-added Health Domain.
BBC The Food Chain: Chicken sex determination
Dr Mark Tizard was interviewed as part of a BBC radio program on genetic technologies and animal foods, talking about the promise of gene editing for determining the sex of chickens before they hatch.
SynBio FSP PhD Top-up Scholarships awarded
Congratulations to the recipients of the SynBio FSP PhD Top-up scholarships. Projects represent an exciting range of research across the FSP's Domains.
ABC Nightlife: How do we manage invasive species – and is it working?
Dr Andy Sheppard was on ABC's Nightlife radio program to discuss invasive species in Australia and how new technologies like gene drive could offer management solutions in the future.