Dyeing a Golden Bear blue with synthetic biology

This is the eighth and possibly penultimate post in a series of posts about UC Berkeley's 2013 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team. If you'd like to catch up: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6, and part 7. » 9/27/13 11:44pm 9/27/13 11:44pm

No Sleep 'til Toronto: 3 weeks until the North American iGEM jamboree

This is seventh in a series of posts about UC Berkeley's 2013 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team. If you'd like to catch up: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. » 9/17/13 4:18pm 9/17/13 4:18pm

More environmentally friendly blue jeans, better biosensors...or both?

Indigo dye is useful in part because it's water insoluble. (Otherwise, your blue jeans would be white jeans after a wash.) Now that we can make indigo in bacteria, we're looking into the rest of process of dyeing fabric with it - could there be advantages to a biological approach? » 8/11/13 4:14pm 8/11/13 4:14pm