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Emerging Technologies

A challenge in a dynamic area like biotechnology is identifying new technologies and deciding which to included in courses and how best to teach them.  

Bio-Link students are starting to work with new technologies like stem cells, CRISPR / Cas9, bioprinting, and 3D printing.  We're interested in identifying new techniques on the horizon and figuring out the best ways to teach students about these new areas.  

Our first activity is a bioinformatics course for instructors.  Sign up for our mailing list to learn more about future courses.

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Looking for a handy guide to CRISPR technology? A biotech company in Silicon Valley (Redwood City) has a nice eBook. The company is named Synthego Read more

Dr Porter sent me an article on a possible new trend in hiring biotechicians. Companies are now going back to students with a 4 year degree. Interestingly we are seeing the same thing in Austin ---at least in the companies that are being bought by larger companies whose HR are out of state. One ... Read more

@synbiobeta concluded it’s #sbbsf17 annual meeting on synthetic biology Oct 5, 2017. The progress companies are making in harnessing biology as a platform for manufacturing and problem solving is world changing.

What is Synthetic Biology?

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Todd M. Smith [1,2], Sandra Porter [1,2], Linnea Fletcher [2,3]

1. Digital World Biology (DWB), 2. Bio-Link, 3. Austin Community College (ACC)

Students graduating from college in the 21st century need to be skilled in using a computer. Through several experiences including Austin ... Read more