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- Notes from PlantSynBio19 Day 2
- Introducing iGEM UIUC
- Rob and Rubisco: directed evolution of photosynthesis
- The promise and perils of synthetic biology
- The Era of Editing
- CRISPR for future food
- Plants Developed by New Genetic Modification Techniques—Comparison of Existing Regulatory Frameworks in the EU and Non-EU Countries
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part I: Introducing the modern steam mill
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part II: Computational Synthetic Biology
- Careers in Plant Synthetic Biology Part III: Using and Running a DNA Foundry
- Careers in SynBio: Startup companies
- Synthetic Biology: Improving Photosynthesis
- CRISPR-DERIVED PLANT RESISTANCE TO RNA VIRUSES
- A metabolic bypass increases crop productivity
- MANIPULATION OF PHOTORESPIRATION H-PROTEIN LEADS TO INCREASED BIOMASS IN TOBACCO PLANTS
- The Sainsbury Laboratory Golden Gate Cloning Tutorial
- Plant genetic editing – a green synbio future?
- Rise of The Plant Machines
- From Plough to Pipette – Tools for Crop Development
- Plant SynBio: Feynman and Flowers
Plant SynBio: Feynman and Flowers
“Can you appreciate the beauty of a flower?“
– it is not a question you would expect a scientist to ask. But then again, Richard Feynman was not your typical scientist.
This is because disrupting natural systems and analyzing the effect underpins most research in biology, but when scientists try to use this knowledge to control development or metabolism, it often becomes apparent that there are large gaps in our understanding. By building biological systems ‘bottom up‘, it is possible to identify where these gaps are – and this is where synthetic biology comes in.
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