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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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  • 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 ...
  • Knight, Thomas; Matsudaira, Paul (2016-01-27)
    Create and exploit a novel technology for information processing and manufacturing by controlling processes in living cells.
  • Bartley, Bryan; Beal, Jacob; Clancy, Kevin; Misirli, Goksel; Roehner, Nicholas; Sauro, Herbert; Oberortner, Ernst; Madsen, Curtis; Pocock, Matthew; Wipat, Anil; Nguyen, Tramy; Zhang, Zhen; Myers, Chris; Gennari, John H.; Bissell, Michael (2015-09-07)
    The Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) has been developed as a standard to support the specification and exchange of biological design information in synthetic biology, filling a need not satisfied by other pre-existing ...
  • Haddock, Traci L.; Densmore, Douglas M.; Appleton, Evan; Carr, Swati; Iverson, Sonya; De Freitas, Monique; Jin, Shawn; Awtry, Jake; Desai, Devina; Lozanoski, Thomas; Shah, Pooja; Agarwal, Yash; Lewis, Kathleen; Pacheco, Alan (2015-08-28)
    This RFC94 describes an assembly standard based on the Type IIS restriction enzymes BsaI and BbsI (also called BpiI). This assembly standard is based upon the Modular Cloning (MoClo) assembly strategy, which was introduced ...
  • Beal, Jacob; Endy, Drew; Grewal, David; Johnson, Richard; Kahl, Linda (2015-08-28)
    In this BioBricks Foundation Request for Comments (BBF RFC), we update and clarify the copyright and licensing notice of BBF RFC documents.