Synthetic Biology
Systems Biology

Measuring gene expression in single cells.
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Synthetic Biology
Systems Biology

Optimizing gene synthesis
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Synthetic Biology
Systems Biology

Keeping synthetic biology safe.
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Synthetic Biology
Systems Biology

Designing synthetic DNA molecules.
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Synthetic Biology
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Play the DNA factory game
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DNAFactory: A Gene Synthesis Game

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We present our very first video game!  Targeted toward middle- and high-school students, DNAFactory demonstrates the steps a Gene Synthesis factory or laboratory would go through to produce DNA molecules; specifically, when creating a DNA sample, the target sequence is subdivided into shorter DNA fragments called oligos, which can be synthesized using a chemical process. […]

PL-000-001: SOP Numbering System

Revision: Prepared on: 04/06/14 Reviewed by: Reviewed on: Released on: Next Review: Purpose In order to facilitate the identification of SOP, each SOP is identified with unique identifier. This SOP describes the SOP numbering system. Scope Group members looking for specific SOPs will use this document among other resources to identify SOPs relevant to their […]

PL-000-000: SOP Template

Revision number: Prepared on: 04/06/14 Reviewed by: Reviewed on: Released on: Next Review: Purpose Provide the necessary background information and the rationale for the SOP. Scope Identify the relevant audience and/or activities where the SOP may be relevant. Prerequisite Outline information required before proceeding with the listed procedure. Responsibilities Identify the personnel that have a […]

Developing a culture of security for synthetic biology

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I was recently interviewed by Andrew Snyder-Beattie from the Future of Humanity Institute. I am putting edited excerpts from this interview below with the hope of engaging a discussion.   Andrew: What  should be done to address the risks of synthetic biology?  What are the roadblocks preventing these things from being done? Jean: I think that […]

Articles on genetic languages achieve top Altmetric rankings

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We recently issued a press-release reporting the publication of two articles describing genetic languages developed with GenoCAD.  This press release got a lot of media attention. Some of the sites that echoed this announcement included: Phys.org: Genetic languages guide the design of synthetic biological systems Business Standard: Software to help design health care products Counsel & Heal: Scientists […]

What’s hot in the Peccoud Lab?

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Check out what people are saying about some of our most recent publications. Sort the table by number of FaceBook postings, Tweets, and Blogs talking about these publications. You can also click on the the Analytics column to sort the publications according to their Altmetric score.

Introduction to GenoCAD Webinar presented by OpenHelix

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The Peccoud Lab, based at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech, is sponsoring a free webinar on GenoCAD, presented by OpenHelix on Thursday, March 27th, at 18:00 p.m. UTC/2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT. GenoCAD is a Computer-Assisted Design application for synthetic biology projects, which was developed by the Peccoud Lab at Virginia Tech and supported by the National […]

Fostering Transdisciplinary Science with Cyberinfrastructures

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I want to tell you how cyber-infrastructures can enable large research research projects involving specialists from multiple disciplines and why it makes economic sense to develop such an infrastructure. The most exciting scientific research often involves multiple disciplines. You may have heard of multidisciplinary research, interdisciplinary research, or transdisciplinary research. They are like different levels of intimacy […]