Synthetic Biology:Who we are
We are a group of students, faculty and staff from MIT and Harvard who are committed to engineering biology in an open and ethical manner.
Specifically, we are working to
- 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 is hosted on OpenWetWare and can be edited by all members of the Synthetic Biology community.
Making life better, one part at a time.