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The Most Complex Synthetic Biology Circuit to Date
|Biologists at MIT have designed the most complex synthetic circuit ever produced. Their circuit integrates four sensors and uses circuit components that won't interfere with each other. Read more»|
Hear what Life Technologies product manager Lisa Stillwell has to say about synthetic biology for genetic design.
What is the relationship between genetic design and synthetic biology?
Synthetic biology merges engineering and computational techniques with biological science, enabling researchers to design and construct new biological systems in a defined, precise way. Not only does the synthetic biology approach save time and resources, the increased precision and control over resulting systems allows a more advanced understanding of biology. It also provides a way to manipulate organisms for applications such as bioproduction of energy, food, and vaccines, environmental cleanup technologies, and more.
What are the advantages of synthetic biology for genetic design?
Synthetic approaches to genetic engineering save time and labor compared to traditional cloning methodologies and provide increased precision and accuracy in biological design. Also, the common pain points associated with protein expression—yield, solubility, and functionality—can now be addressed in a rational and systematic way.
What are the key differences between applying synthetic biology versus traditional cloning?
Gene synthesis has become a cost-effective, time- and resource-saving method for obtaining nearly any desired DNA construct with 100% accuracy. It outperforms conventional molecular biology techniques in terms of time and cost, while providing equivalent or better expression performance, and construct stability and quality. GeneArt® Gene Synthesis tools go beyond traditional synthesis and enable expression optimization and maximum performance. Get details >>
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