Synthetic Biology:Who we are

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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.

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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 admin@openwetware.org.

This site is hosted on OpenWetWare and can be edited by all members of the Synthetic Biology community.
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