Synthetic Biology & Health
The seminal achievements of constructing the first synthetic bacterial cell and first minimal cell are key to understanding fundamentals of biology. This work is also expanding the ability to produce various kinds of biologically-based products including new types of medicine and renewable fuels. As the team progresses on their science goals, they are equally focused on the societal implications of this work. Synthetic genomics holds great promise for the future, and our team is at the forefront of discoveries and important public dialogue.