In a recent interview, Harvard Prof. George Church, a pioneer in DNA sequencing technology whose lab has been on the forefront of the CRISPR genome editing revolution, states that it will soon be possible to control aging using CRISPR technology to program cells state from an old more disorganized state Continue reading
Breakthrough Time-Travel Vehicle to Rectify your Past: Coming soon to GooHoo auto dealers! Reading popular science stories in the news, it is impossible to avoid encountering an ever expanding list of scientific or medical “breakthroughs.” Breathless reporters drink the Kool Aid so often, it’s surprising that there is not an Continue reading
Re-engineering adult animals and humans to overcome aging requires safe and efficient tools to allow introduction of synthetic biology circuits and programs. The simplicity of CAS9/CRISPR to introduce DNA into defined chromosomal locations, delete unwanted DNA, create artificial transcription factors and inhibitors, as well as directed chromatin remodeling complexes promises Continue reading
The AMRITA project has launched with a small dedicated team as a vanguard. A project to transduce cells with gene therapy vectors designed to recognize and tag senescent cells by virtue of activation of promoters that drive genes such as p16INK4a, beta galactosidase, and alpha-fucosidase is underway thanks to the efforts Continue reading
We would like to introduce to new engineering disciplines: “Regeneering” and “Rejuveneering.” Regeneering uses biotechnology and synthetic biology to engineer regenerative processes into cells and organisms. Rejevuneering uses biotechnology and synthetic biology to engineer rejuvenative processes into cells and organisms.