Scientists print out 'walking' biological machines

It sounds like something dreamt up by a science fiction writer, but scientists have created a walking 'bio-bot' made from rat heart cells and hydrogels, using a 3-D printer.

Synthetic biology gets green light from bioethics commission

The Presidential Commission on Bioethics has decided that there's no need to halt research in the controversial field of synthetic biology, and that no new regulations are necessary.

Project aims to create living buildings

The University of Greenwich’s School of Architecture & Construction is using synthetic biology to create 'living' buildings.