In the 2 September 2011 issue, Science highlights how the this new field is contributing to our understanding of biology and harnessing this understanding to benefit
- INTRODUCTION [FREE ACCESS]The Allure of Synthetic Biology
- NewsThe Life Hacker
He is a pioneer of genome sequencing, but Harvard University's George Church wants to do more than read DNA.
- NewsAlgae's Second Try
Fifteen years ago, the U.S. gave up on algal-based biofuels; now synthetic biology has helped revitalize the field.
- NewsA Lab of Their Own
Do-it-yourself biologists have set up a community lab that combines synthetic biology with art, fun, and perhaps profit.
- NewsVisions of Synthetic Biology
Artists embrace synthetic biology as a tool, but not necessarily as a promising way for the future.