Here are some things that have been done with custom DNA.

iGEM projects

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

these are from http://igem.org/Team_Wikis?year=2014

2015

https://twitter.com/kanzure/status/810255211168223232

from http://igem.org/Team_Wikis?year=2015

2016

https://twitter.com/kanzure/status/810643477692301312

from http://igem.org/Team_Wikis?year=2016

not linked to a year

I don't know where these were listed from:

  • spider silk gfp fusion protein ("arachnicoli")
  • conversion of lactose into ethanol (Pavia 2009)
  • Using an AHL sensor (molecule secreted by biofilm microorganisms) and GFP reporter to detect biofilm formation in catheters (Imperial College London 2007)
  • Efficient pathway for the biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll
  • biological breathalyzer
  • melamine sensor
  • production of monoterpenes in Saccharomyces cerevisiae yeast by constructing biosynthetic pathways