Open Questions: Synthetic Biology
See also: Microbiology
Five hard truths for synthetic biology
- January 2010 news feature from
"Can engineering approaches tame the complexity of living
systems? Roberta Kwok explores five challenges for the field
and how they might be resolved."
Second Genesis: Life, but not as we know it
- March 2009 New Scientist article about synthetic biology
Making new life)
and the possibility of a "shadow biosphere" of life forms unlike
any currently recognized
The search for shadow life).
In the Business of Synthetic Life
- April 2005 Scientific American Insights article, subtitled
"Synthetic biology might someday lead to artificial organisms.
To James J. Collins, it already offers pharmaceutical promise,
like turning a person's cells into custom drug factories."
Life from scratch
Science News, January 12, 2008
Is This Life?
The Scientist, January 2006
W. Wayt Gibbs
Scientific American, May 2004
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