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What do you need to know to be a Synthetic Biologist?

October 8, 2009

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Synthetic Biology promotes the abstraction of biological detail, the standardisation of biological parts and the decoupling of molecular science from the ‘design’ of biological machines: bacteria engineered to be useful for us. Much discussion is focusing on who synthetic biology will be for in the future – is engineering life the domain of engineers, biologists, […]

Day Nought

September 20, 2009

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Eighteen months ago on the Design Interactions MA at the Royal College of Art, I began researching synthetic biology, an emerging area of biotechnology. I knew absolutely nothing about it before – I am an architect by training. And now tomorrow morning, I’m starting a three-month residency at SymbioticA, a unique science laboratory where artists […]