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Synthetic Biology

A light blue strand of DNA made from small circles.
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Synthetic biology involves the creation or redesign of biological systems to equip them with novel abilities. Due to advances in genome-editing and engineering, synthetic chemistry and metabolic engineering, the capabilities of synthetic biology have increased, allowing scientists to create synthetic DNA, proteins and organisms with broad applications.

Download this eBook to explore topics including:

  • Supporting therapeutic development with synthetic biology
  • How synthetic biology is improving food and agriculture
  • Making cancer medicines with microbes
  • Applications of CRISPR technology