Talk:CH391L/S13/Genetic Circuits

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*'''[[User:Gabriel Wu|Gabriel Wu]] 23:15, 17 April 2013 (EDT)''': Embryonic devleopment is a complex algorithm. It involves an interplay of many steps and timing is critical.  Do you think maybe an aspiration (ambitious, I admit) of all these genetic circuits is to mimic the development of biological structures?  This relates a little bit to the call scaffolding and printing idea.  But, maybe the long term goal of all these genetic circuits is to create a cell that will grow and differentiate according to a design defined by a series of genetic circuits, which will ultimately lead to programs as phenotypically relevant as a developing embryo?
*'''[[User:Gabriel Wu|Gabriel Wu]] 23:15, 17 April 2013 (EDT)''': Embryonic devleopment is a complex algorithm. It involves an interplay of many steps and timing is critical.  Do you think maybe an aspiration (ambitious, I admit) of all these genetic circuits is to mimic the development of biological structures?  This relates a little bit to the call scaffolding and printing idea.  But, maybe the long term goal of all these genetic circuits is to create a cell that will grow and differentiate according to a design defined by a series of genetic circuits, which will ultimately lead to programs as phenotypically relevant as a developing embryo?
**'''[[User:Benjamin Gilman|Benjamin Gilman]] 15:43, 18 April 2013 (EDT)''': And to think, we're still just trying to make a non-permanent off-switch that actually works.
**'''[[User:Benjamin Gilman|Benjamin Gilman]] 15:43, 18 April 2013 (EDT)''': And to think, we're still just trying to make a non-permanent off-switch that actually works.
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*'''[[User:Siddharth Das|Siddharth Das]] 14:30, 22 April 2013 (EDT)''': I'm surprised this didn't get many comments?! Maybe we can discuss who are opponents and proponents of synthetic circuits in class and why. Just to get a perspective.

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  • Gabriel Wu 23:15, 17 April 2013 (EDT): Embryonic devleopment is a complex algorithm. It involves an interplay of many steps and timing is critical. Do you think maybe an aspiration (ambitious, I admit) of all these genetic circuits is to mimic the development of biological structures? This relates a little bit to the call scaffolding and printing idea. But, maybe the long term goal of all these genetic circuits is to create a cell that will grow and differentiate according to a design defined by a series of genetic circuits, which will ultimately lead to programs as phenotypically relevant as a developing embryo?
    • Benjamin Gilman 15:43, 18 April 2013 (EDT): And to think, we're still just trying to make a non-permanent off-switch that actually works.
  • Siddharth Das 14:30, 22 April 2013 (EDT): I'm surprised this didn't get many comments?! Maybe we can discuss who are opponents and proponents of synthetic circuits in class and why. Just to get a perspective.
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