Martin Klein email?

eMail? I don't think that email will still be in use by then ;)
Posted: 2 August 2012 at 07:10

Doug Vining email?

Although email use will decline, I think it will still be very popular for business use, for many years to come. The point we are trying to make here, is that it will be as easy as email to send genetic data to labs and back, and as easy as printing to replicate that data with DNA.
Posted: 2 August 2012 at 15:14

Helen Strong DNA email

The concept is terrifying. If we thought anthrax letter bombs were bad news, here science could make cross border transport of lethal weapons a reality. Zip a deadly virus across to the land of your enemies, reconstitute and distribute. EEEEKKKK
Posted: 3 August 2012 at 09:59

Neil Jacobsohn Genome sequencing in just two ndays

As the science of genomics improves by leaps and bounds, so the long-awaited promise of personalised medicine moves closer and closer. Is the health industry preparing itself for the tsunami head?
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Posted: 4 October 2012 at 13:24

Marizanne Knoesen Gen(e)ius advertising could be the next big thing

Genetic-based advertising is said to be closer than we think. With Big Data as a precursor, it doesn't sound too far off, right? However, trust and consumer rights will be the keys to success for companies like Miinome.
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Posted: 4 April 2013 at 19:32

Doug Vining Gen(e)ius advertising could be the next big thing

A fascinating scenario for the future! Imagine being able to pay your bills by renting out your DNA data...
Posted: 5 April 2013 at 13:21

Anton Musgrave Gen(e)ius advertising could be the next big thing

Great Post...thanks Marizanne...keep it up!
Posted: 5 April 2013 at 17:08

Wolfgang Grulke Gen(e)ius advertising could be the next big thing

Have you read the (now very old) mindBullet title "New life for banking"? Yu can search for it above. Imagine if this bank offered to commercialise your DNA in the way you suggest!? That would be no different to investing your savings and promising a return. What fun!
Posted: 7 April 2013 at 20:08

Doug Vining Teleporting your genes

When I discuss this MindBullet in keynotes and workshops, there is often a fair amount of disbelief in the audience for this scenario to materialize. Now that Craig Venter has built a prototype device to do just that, perhaps 'understanding the future' will become a whole lot easier!
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Posted: 4 November 2013 at 11:21

Doug Vining Screening for damaged genes in a big way

Craig Venter has launched Human Longevity, which will undertake mass genomic sequencing of patients, and cross reference the data with their medical records. With this project they hope to identify genes linked to specific medical conditions, and ultimately determine stem cell therapies to repair the "errors."

One of the first targets is cancer, and other life-shortening conditions will come under scrutiny. At this rate it will only be a matter of time before our MindBullet scenario becomes 'normal' reality.

I find it significant that a large part of the initiative is dependent on managing and manipulating big data sets. It's really a case of bio-IT, where the biological studies quickly move into the digital realm, and eventually produce digital solutions to biological problems.

Can I email you your medicine now?
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Posted: 5 March 2014 at 13:05

Doug Vining Synthetic DNA

In a previous post, we reported that scientists had built a synthetic yeast model from designer DNA - DNA that had been streamlined and strung together in the lab. Now scientists have gone one step further and created new base pairs for DNA - actually inserting original code of their own making - which was successfully incorporated into a self-replicating bacteria.

"In nature, DNA base molecules, designated A, T, C, and G, pair up. A pairs with T and C with G, forming what looks like steps in a winding staircase — the double helix that is the DNA molecule. Bases determine what amino acids a particular strand of DNA codes for, and therefore what proteins (long strings of amino acids) are produced.

So far, the synthetic bases, which Romesberg's team call X and Y, do not code for any amino acids, the scientists reported. But in principle they — or other synthetic bases — could."

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Posted: 20 May 2014 at 07:43

Neil Jacobsohn Meet genomic Google!

I am constantly fascinated by Google's approach to business: tremendous focus not only on what Google does today, but on what it can be in the future. What a lessons for leadership.
And how long before our MindBullet scenario alongside becomes a reality?
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Posted: 12 November 2014 at 11:36

Doug Vining Cut and paste genes

I've previously mentioned the discovery of CRISPR as a way to easily edit DNA, by snipping out genetic sequences. But I didn't fully understand the ramifications of a biological system that could be used to identify, target and then either selectively destroy or edit specific genetic sequences in a variety of species, potentially including humans, and even viruses.

This could indeed be the biotech discovery of the century and raises all sorts of possibilities. Read the accompanying article if you're intrigued, and see if you agree that this MindBullet is a possible scenario!
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Posted: 25 February 2015 at 10:59

Doug Vining Molecular printing machine

Manufacturing small organic molecules, chemical compounds which are used mainly in medicines, is costly and time consuming. Now Martin Burke and his team have unveiled a machine which can automate this synthesis from basic chemical building blocks, enabling experimentation and discovery.

It's not quite the scenario we envisaged in our MindBullet 'MAIL US YOUR DAMAGED GENES', but the ability to digitally transfer biological data and reconstruct the material with a bioprinter can't be that far away. Once you open the technology to people with different expertise and perspectives, there's potential for exponential innovation. As Martin Burke says:

“Perhaps most exciting, this work has opened up an actionable road map to a general and automated way to make most small molecules. If that goal can be realized, it will help shift the bottleneck from synthesis to function and bring the power of making small molecules to nonspecialists….A 3D printer for molecules could allow us to harness all the creativity, innovation, and outside-the-box thinking that comes when non-experts start to use technology that used to only be in the hands of a select few.”
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Posted: 25 March 2015 at 15:24

Doug Vining The future of DNA is cloudy

"Already, universities and drug manufacturers are embarking on projects to sequence the genomes of hundreds of thousands of people.

The human genome is the full complement of DNA, or genetic material, a copy of which is found in nearly every cell of the body.

Clients view Google and Amazon as doing a better job storing genomics data than they can using their own computers, keeping it secure, controlling costs and allowing it to be easily shared.

The cloud companies are going beyond storage to offer analytical functions that let scientists make sense of DNA data."
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Posted: 19 June 2015 at 10:07

Doug Vining Creating synthetic life

Genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter has created a synthetic cell that contains the smallest genome of any known, independent organism. Functioning with 473 genes, the cell is a milestone in his team’s 20-year quest to reduce life to its bare essentials and, by extension, to design life from scratch.

How long will it be before genes can be simply 'printed' out on a bio-printer from digital information, as suggested in this MindBullet?
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Posted: 28 March 2016 at 21:27

Doug Vining 3D printing new genes

The future of genetic modification is designing genomes on a computer, then fabricating them through a synthetic chemical process. At least that's what MIT is suggesting in this article, and why it's important for industrial innovation.

And that's exactly the scenario contained in our MindBullet from 2012, when everything is digital, and you can just email or download your genetic information, the software of life.
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Posted: 21 February 2018 at 07:59
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