Synthetic Biology combines the sciences of genetics, molecular biology, mechanical engineering, general and biological informatics, design and philosophy. It is crucial that we all speak the same language, but in order to do so we have to learn the vocabulary. This entire section is about explaining the different aspects of those sciences and guide you from the general into the specific.
Understand how we read DNA and interpret what it codes for. Learn about what humans can do by being able to read the programming code optimized by evolution for billions of years.
- DNA Databases
- DNA Sequencing Technologies
- Storing sequence data
Understanding & Analyzing DNA
No human is naturally capable of understanding the sheer complexity of biological systems. Learn how we use computers, machine learning and databases to decode the DNA which we can read using DNA sequencing tools
- Finding and comparing DNA
- Understanding new DNA
Get to know the technical background and the tools we use to (re)engineer synthetic cells both in the lab or right on the computer.
- Inspirational Biology
- Bio Bricks
- DNA Origami
- Genome Transplantation
- Biological Microprocessors
Learn how DNA synthesis works, and what it currently costs to "print DNA".
- DNA Printing Technologies
- DNA Printing Providers
- DNA Copying (PCR)
- DNA Copying (photonic PCR)
- DNA Assembly
Using the techniques described in the previous sections, we have designed and synthesised new DNA. Now you're ready for cell engineering - the process used to transfer new DNA into an organism and modify its existing systems for new effects.
- Cell Transformation (Inserting DNA)
- Recombinant DNA
As with every programming language, genetic engineering often requires refining existing strategies to achieve the perfect outcome. Learn about testing strategies, automated, robotic wet labs and how to get new new organisms up and running at peak efficiency.
Scaling for Mass Production
Once you have a novel, working organism you will want to produce more of their output.