Synthetic Biology:Who we are
Synthetic Biology is
A) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and
B) the re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes.
We are a group of individuals from various institutions who are committed to engineering biology in an open and ethical manner.
We are currently working to
- help specify and populate a set of standard parts that have well-defined performance characteristics and can be used (and re-used) to build biological systems,
- develop and incorporate design methods and tools into an integrated engineering environment,
- reverse engineer and re-design pre-existing biological parts and devices in order to expand the set of functions that we can access and program
- reverse engineer and re-design a 'simple' natural bacterium.
This site was originally started by a group of students, faculty and staff from MIT and Harvard. Currently, however, all individuals interested in Synthetic Biology are invited to contribute and maintain the http://syntheticbiology.org site. To edit the site, you must have an account on OpenWetWare. To obtain an account, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This site is hosted on OpenWetWare and can be edited by all members of the Synthetic Biology community.
Making life better, one part at a time.