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Synthetic biology's new menagerie
Katherine Xue
August 18, 2014

Armed with powerful new genetic tools and a penchant for tinkering, synthetic biologists have built a new menagerie. Insofar as a common theme unites these diverse creations, it is the transformation of biology into an engineering discipline. Pamela Silver, Adams Professor of Biochemistry and Systems Biology, and George Church, Winthrop Professor of Genetcs, are quoted.

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