"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. But its definition is expanding to include our endeavours to invent, rewrite and rearrange the code of DNA to create biological tools with specific uses, from treating diseases, to manufacturing drugs, fuels and even building materials.
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