Synthetic biology : building on nature's inspiration : interdisciplinary research team summaries : Conference, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center, Irvine, California, November 20-22, 2009

"Synthetic biology is an innovative and growing field that unites engineering and biology. It builds on the powerful research that came about as a result of a recombinant DNA technology and genome sequencing. By definition, synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary enterprise comprising biologi...

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Corporate Authors: National Academies (U.S.) Keck Futures Initiative (2009, Irvine, Calif.), National Academies (U.S.) Keck Futures Initiative
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington National Academies Press 2010, c2010
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Summary:"Synthetic biology is an innovative and growing field that unites engineering and biology. It builds on the powerful research that came about as a result of a recombinant DNA technology and genome sequencing. By definition, synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary enterprise comprising biologists of many specialties, engineers, physicists, computer scientists and others. It promises a fundamentally deeper understanding of how living systems work and the capacity to recreate them for medicine, public health and the environment, including renewable energy. Synthetic Biology: Building on Nature's Inspiration discusses new foundational technologies and tools required to make biology easier to engineer, considers ethical issues unique to synthetic biology, explores how synthetic biology can lead to an understanding of the principles underlying natural genetic circuits and debates how synthetic biology can be used to answer fundamental biological questions"--Publisher's description
Item Description:"...summaries in this publication are based on IDR team discussions during the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference on Synthetic Biology held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California, November 20-22, 2009"--T.p. verso
Physical Description:xiv, 106 p. ill. 23 cm
ISBN:0309149428
9780309149426