What is Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic biology is perhaps the most accelerating science. In fact, since biology became an information technology, for the past several years synthetic biology has been developing even faster than Moore's Law. And just one example - paralel to the pioneering days of computer science, is the explosion in DIY biology garage-based hacker labs.

There is a large and rapidly growing number of relevant YouTube videos. This page will post a collection of some of the most interesting ones I could find but feel free to contribute more clips of your own:

Synthetic Biology Explained

From selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology. (Written, animated and directed by James Hutson, Bridge8.)

Modern Biotechnology 2011 (Synthetic biology) - Science of the Unthinkable.!!

"Synthetic biology is a new area of biological research that combines science and engineering. It encompasses a variety of different approaches, methodologies and disciplines, and many different definitions exist. What they all have in common, however, is that they see synthetic biology as the design and construction of new biological functions and systems not found in nature.

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic biology either builds new life using standardized genetic building blocks, or makes radical changes to existing life forms. This video by Christopher Barnatt of ExplainingTheFuture.com examines what this startling new science is all about.

Andrew Hessel - Introduction to Synthetic Biology

Andrew Hessel, pioneer in synthetic biology, discusses the similarities between computing and biology during a talk at Singularity University.

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