Synthetic Genomics

Craig Venter launches JV around sustainable crops

Genomics guru Craig Venter and his startup Synthetic Genomics might be hitting some hurdles with their partnership with Exxon, but on Monday the company announced that it will create a joint venture with Mexican investing group Plenus to use genomics to create more sustainable crop production.

Aurora Drops Biofuels For Greener Algae Markets

Aurora Biofuels announced Monday that it has changed its name to Aurora Algae, in hopes of finding commercial markets today in turning algae into nutrients and protein products. It’s not exactly a vote of confidence for the idea of turning algae into biofuel.

Found|LINKS for Jan. 6 – Jan 12

Our weekly wrap-up of stuff you need to read, or bookmark for future reference. This week we’ve got stabs at various aspects…

The ‘Burg: Where Are They Now?

Now that The ‘Burg crew has successfully navigated this past summer’s Motorola-sponsored scavenger hunt — a series of shorts entitled The Secret…