"Do it yourself" synthetic biology


by Ivan Seeking
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Scientists in the growing field of synthetic biology use basic biological "building blocks" -- snippets of DNA -- to engineer useful living organisms, like bacteria that can break down plastic in landfills. Tom Bearden reports on a DIY biology competition for college students.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/...ogy/index.html
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/scien...bio_12-30.html
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Oh IGEM... I didn't go to the contest, but I did go out to the bar afterwards with some of the people interviewed in that second article.


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