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Synthetic Biology


Synthetic biology refers to both (a) the design and fabrication of biological components and systems that do not already exist in the natural world and (b) the re-design and fabrication of existing biological systems.

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  • Gandall, Keoni; Qi, Stanley; Henderson, Zavier; Cravens, Aaron; Ambati, Adarsh (2017-12-06)
    The 10K Genes Project is a BioBricks Foundation project aimed to synthesize and make freely available DNA encoding useful biological functions in partnership with Twist Bioscience. Anyone around the world may request DNA ...
  • Kahl, Linda (2017-08-24)
    The Open Material Transfer Agreement (OpenMTA) is designed to allow researchers to share materials on an open basis while working within the practical realities of technology transfer. Our goal it to help reduce transaction ...
  • Husser, Mathieu; Narcross, Lauren; Sundarakrishnan, Adithi (2017-08-24)
    This Request For Comments (RFC) describes a new expression vector based on the pET expression system and designed for BioBrick RFC25 parts. This design includes all the features of pET expression vectors with a new origin ...
  • Beal, Jacob; Cox, Robert Sidney; Grünberg, Raik; McLaughlin, James; Nguyen, Tramy; Macklin, Chris; Bissell, Michael; Madsen, Curtis; Roehner, Nicholas; Oberortner, Ernst; Misirli, Goksel; Clancy, Kevin; Pocock, Matthew; Zhang, Zhen; Myers, Chris; Zhang, Michael; Samineni, Meher; Zundel, Zach; Bartley, Bryan; Choi, Kiri; Gennari, John H.; Sauro, Herbert (2016-11-10)
    The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) has been developed as a standard to support the specification and exchange of biological design information.
  • Endy, Drew; Zoloth, Laurie (2016-05-10)
    Given that human genome synthesis is a technology that could be used to completely redefine the core of what now joins all of humanity together as a species, we argue that discussions of making such capacities real, like ...