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Designer Genomes
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Designer Genomes

From food to fuels to medicines, synthetic biology promises to enrich our lives.

Mind your language

Mind your language

In the absence of semantic precision, the language of genetic engineering runs the risk of wilful misrepresentation of the science.

Inside the biology maze

Inside the biology maze

Scientists are pushing the envelope with mind-bending questions - and engineering bacteria to make complex computational decisions.

Harnessing the full potential of biology

Synthetic biology is one of the more widely discussed topics now, but it is actually an old term. 

HARI PULAKKAT

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