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How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

Alright, let me tell you about building synthetic cells and printing life. But first, let me tell you a quick story. On March 31, 2013, my team and I received an email from an international health organization, alerting us that two men died in China shortly after contracting the H7N9 bird flu. There were fears […]

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A Modern Monastery for the Science of Cycling

I think people will feel – – that they walk into something that is completely unexpected. Something they’ve never seen before. Something that would never in their wildest imagination be a bike showroom. The starting point for the design was really to think about – the monastery of bicycling. Thinking about creating this almost religious […]

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Science, Technology & Environment

Our world is becoming increasingly science and technology savvy and opportunities to study these areas are at Ohio State are growing every day. Students might choose to begin in Science, Technology & Environment Exploration if they are interested in comparing theoretical and applied sciences, exploring ways to make our environment and natural resources more sustainable, […]

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Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

You’re watching the life cycle of a Streptomyces coelicolor. It’s a strain of bacteria that’s found in the soil where it lives in a community with other organisms, decomposing organic matter. Coelicolor is a beautiful organism. A powerhouse for synthesizing organic chemical compounds. It produces an antibiotic called actinorhodin, which ranges in color from blue […]

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