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Top ten lists for science and synthetic biology in 2015

 

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Below are my TOP FIVE “TOP TEN” lists for the best scientific and synthetic biology successes of the year 2015.

An excellent list from the PLOS Synbio blog.

http://blogs.plos.org/synbio/2015/12/15/the-gene-editing-tsunami-and-the-10-synbio-highlights-of-2015/

This is a broad list but there is mention of a new class of antibiotic discovered (Teixobactin), and as predicted, CRISPR innovations.

http://singularityhub.com/2015/12/31/ten-most-exciting-scitech-advances-of-2015/

The next big future is coming soon.

http://nextbigfuture.com/2015/12/2015-synthetic-biology-highlights.html

I like the finding of the lymphatic system in the brain, we somehow missed it until 2015!

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44784/title/Year-in-Review–Biggest-Life-Science-Stories-of-2015/

Breakthrough of the year by Science.

http://news.sciencemag.org/scientific-community/2015/12/and-science-s-breakthrough-year

“All that glitters is not gold.”  A bonus list for 2015, the top 10 retractions.

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44895/title/The-Top-10-Retractions-of-2015/

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