Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology brings together engineering and the life sciences in order to design and construct new biological parts, devices and systems that do not currently exist in the natural world or to tweak the designs of existing biological systems. Synthetic biologists, engaged in a kind of extreme genetic engineering, hope to construct designer organisms that perform specific tasks such as producing biofuels or other high-value compounds.

Bringing Horizon Scanning, Technology Assessment and Monitoring into the future work of the CBD 24 Nov 2022
Butterfly in Glen Art Reserve, East Gippsland, Australia
Gates-funded synbio lobby firm Emerging Ag Inc takes driving seat in IUCN discussion on biodiversity and synbio. 3 Sep 2020
An introduction to a dangerous new technology putting Africans at risk 2 Dec 2019