Just a quick note to say that Alla Katsnelson of The Scientist has a couple of articles on recent efforts to develop technical standards in synthetic biology. The first describes the iGEM competition and its success as serving as a both a recruiting tool and testbed for engineering multi-component biological systems. It also describes some of the BioBricks Foundation’s recent work to start up an RFC process in synthetic biology. The second goes into more detail re different standardization efforts that are happening in the community. Both articles feature comments and work by Ginkgo engineers.