Synthetic biology is the design and construction of new biological functions and systems not found in nature! Help us gather ressources around this exciting new field! Apr 8
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Synthetic biology is the design and construction of biological devices and systems for useful purposes. [ 1 ] It is an area of biological research and technology that combines science and engineering . It encompasses a variety of different approaches, methodologies, and disciplines with a focus on engineering biology. [ 2 ] Synthetic biologists approach the creation of new biological systems from different perspectives, focusing on finding how life works (the origin of life) or how to use it to benefit society. The former focus includes the approach of biology, inserting man-made DNA into a living cell ; and chemistry, working on gene synthesis as an extension of synthetic chemistry .
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