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Strategy for Biological Risk & Security
Why do biological risks exist? Can we develop and implement a strategy for thoughtfully approaching future biological risks? This short, working report provides an abstract introduction to the problem of biological risk ...
A Standard Parts List for Biological Circuitry
(DARPA White Paper, 1999-10-07)
One of the hallmarks of biochemical circuits found in nature is analog, asymmetric, asynchronous design. That is, there is little standardization of parts, e.g. all the promoters have different strengths and kinetics, ...
Engineered Post-Translational Logic (PTL)
Current synthetic biological circuits make use of protein-DNA and RNA-RNA interactions to control gene expression in bacteria. Systems that rely on the regulation of gene expression are relatively slow and unsuitable for ...
iGEM 2005 Invitation Supplement
This document provides background material in support of the 2005 intercollegiate Genetically Engineered Machine Competition (aka iGEM). Herein, you can read quick summaries of earlier competitions and courses, obtain a ...
Refactoring Bacteriophage T7 (2004 version)
Natural biological systems are selected by evolution to continue to exist. Evolution might give rise to complicated systems that are difficult to discover, measure, model, and direct. Here, we redesign the genome of a ...
Integrases, Aliens, & Bill Joy
Research presentation on recent and unpublished work before the MIT Synthetic Biology Working Group on 24 September 2012 in MIT Building 56.
Engineering transcription-based digital logic devices
Implementing in vivo information processing is a key challenge in synthetic biology. We describe the construction and characterization of digital transcription-based devices from zinc fingers and leucine zippers. We also ...
2003 Synthetic Biology study
Biology is a technology for processing information, materials, and energy. As a technology platform, biological systems provide access to artifacts and processes across a range of scales (e.g., the ribosome is a programmable ...
The BioBrick Public Agreement v1 (draft)
We present a draft for public comment of a new legal framework supporting the future of biotechnology. The framework, named here as the BioBrick Public Agreement, is based upon the contribution of promises not to assert ...
Should We Synthesize A Human Genome?
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 ...