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Synthetic Biology Sergio Peisajovich Lim Lab June 2007
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Synthetic Biology What is Synthetic Biology? It is an emerging field of biology that aims at designing and building novel biological systems. The final goal is to be able to design biological systems in the same way engineers design electronic or mechanical systems.
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Synthetic Biology Why do we need it? “What I cannot create, I do not understand.” - Richard Feynman
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Synthetic Biology Why do we need it? Cells are the ultimate Chemical Factory.
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Synthetic Biology 1- Biology is hierarchical Is it achievable?
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Synthetic Biology 2- Biology is Modular Is it achievable?
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Synthetic Biology Hierarchy and Modular (recurrent) organization allows biology to be understandable and synthetic biology to be possible. Is it achievable?
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Synthetic Biology A possible hierarchy for synthetic biology
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 1-Parts
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 2-Devices
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 3-Systems or Modules
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 3-Systems or Modules Basu et al (2005) Nature, 434: 1130-4)
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 3-Systems or Modules
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Synthetic Biology Biological Components: 3-Systems or Modules
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