Monthly Archives: June 2012

Rayfish Footware: A Bioart Experiment?

June 5th, 2012 (1 Comment)

Rayfish Footware is a brand new company, which claims to be able to sell genetically modified (biocustomised) stingray leather shoes to consumers. Their claims are fantastical and to some extent fairly ridiculous. While the company  released a full press release last month which has been reported as fact by many news sources, this is very […]

Video of the Week #1: Synthetic Biology Explained

June 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

This is the first “Video of the Week” post. Each week I will be posting one interesting video about genetic engineering, synthetic biology, or anything else relevant to this site. Videos will range vastly in length, content difficulty, etc. – they will include introduction videos, documentaries, public lectures/debates, news reports, or interesting animations. Anything which […]


June 5th, 2012 (No Comments)

What better thing to make the first post of the site than an iGEM project? E.chromi was the winning project of iGEM (the international genetically engineered machines competition) in 2009, created by a team of undergraduate students from Cambridge. E.chromi is a great example of how biobricks can easily be combined to create important novel […]

The Synthetic Bestiary Begins!

June 5th, 2012 (4 Comments)

Today is the official launch of “The Synthetic Bestiary” a website about Synthetic Biology, Genetic Engineering and the Future. After months of development its great to see everything come together all at once. Please explore the site and enjoy yourself. To celebrate the opening of the site (and get it populated quickly) I will be posting […]

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