"Synthetic biology" is the next stage in the evolution of biology as a science. In its purest form, and indeed for purists, it emerged as the idea of applying engineering principles to life science: characterising and cataloguing bits of DNA so they can be assembled into unnatural genetic circuits.
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Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald, Sakis Koukouvis