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Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary field of biology and engineering that manipulates DNA for the purpose of designing and redesigning systems such as genes, biological pathways, or organisms to solve society's major problems and understand biological principles.
Synthetic biologists apply engineering ideas like design, build, test, and learn cycle to their projects, as depicted below:
Funding was provided by grants from the National Science Foundation (#2223678) and Rita Allen Civic Science Fellows. This infographic was produced by the Science and Technology Policy Program and the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy by Alicia L. Johnson, Ph.D., Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Ph.D., and Caroline Snider. Some elements of this infographic have been created with BioRender.com.
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