What is Synthetic Biology?
σύνθεσις, sýnthesis - die Zusammensetzung, Zusammenfassung, Verknüpfung / combination of two or more parts
βίος, bios, "life" and the suffix -λογία, -logia, "study of." / λόγος lógos „Wort“, auch Lehre, Sinn, Rede, Vernunft
"Synthetic biology is the engineering of biology: the synthesis of complex, biologically based (or inspired) systems which display functions that do not exist in nature. This engineering perspective may be applied at all levels of the hierarchy of biological structures—from individual molecules to whole cells, tissues and organisms. In essence, synthetic biology will enable the design of ‘biological systems' in a rational and systematic way” (EC, 2005).
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