synthetic biology


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synthetic biology

n.
The branch of biology that involves undertaking large-scale manipulation of DNA sequences in order to modify biological systems to perform novel functions, such as the production of drugs or the destruction of cancer cells.
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Currently, she is in charge of Synthetic Biology Department of CECOS University Peshawar.
Department of Defense, which is one of the largest backers of research in the field of synthetic biology.
GenScript said the acquisition of CustomArray strengthens its portfolio with a technology that the company believes will enhance customers' ability to accelerate innovation in drug discovery and development, genome editing, protein engineering and synthetic biology.
For example, in 2010, a six months' review of synthetic biology headed by a panel of expert scientists was enforced by the US president and subsequently conducted a hearing of the Energy and Commerce Committee exclusively concerning synthetic biology.
Our researchers are delivering innovative breakthroughs in synthetic biology to enable the next generation of bioengineered material goods, said Moe Khaleel, associate lab director for Energy and Environmental Sciences at ORNL.
The event marked the much awaited launching ceremony of the SynBioKP project - a dedicated ADP scheme titled the Propagation of Synthetic Biology which aims to promote and support synthetic biology in both academia and industry of the province via a close partnership between the two parties.
The five-year project is based on concepts of synthetic biology, which is the application of mathematical, computational and engineering techniques to biology.
For now, there are still lots of true believers in Taxa and synthetic biology, and by many accounts the project succeeded as an educational venture.
The Non-GMO Project's proactive stance on synthetic biology will help raise awareness about this virtually unregulated and unlabeled form of genetic engineering rapidly entering our food and consumer products," said Dana Peris, food and technology program director with Friends of the Earth.
The session also encompassed a debate centered on the synthetic biology and its difference from the Genetically Modified Organisms commonly called GMOs.
Synthetic biology start-ups developing technologies to convert biomass and other non-petroleum feedstocks into chemicals and materials need, on average, 7.
Scientists are using synthetic biology to create new medicines and disease-resistant crops.
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