Q: What is synthetic biology (synbio)?

A: The science of selectively altering the genes of organisms to make them do things that they wouldn’t do in their original, natural, untouched state.

Learn more:

Regenesis, by George M. Church and Ed Regis

The Picasso of DNA

Hacking the President’s DNA, by Andrew Hessel, Marc Goodman, and Steven Kotler

Scientists Unveil Tools for Rewriting the Code of Life

Precise Manipulation of Chromosomes In Vivo Enables Genome-wide Codon Replacement

Reprogrammed Bacterium Speaks New Language of Life

DNA-based Storage System

International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Foundation

Gold-Producing Bacteria


A Skeptical Look at Synthetic Biology