Monday, January 12, 2004

Science -- Ferber 303 (5655): 158: "SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY:
Microbes Made to Order
Dan Ferber
A new breed of bioengineers aims to create microbes from off-the-shelf parts. The parts are coming, but will researchers be able to put them together?"

Craig Venter and MIT are pushing from the same thing, building modules to use in engineering new biological systems.
The best quote:
"They don't plan to wait around for the systems biologists, according to Endy: "Synthetic biology says, 'Screw it. You want modules? We'll build modules.' "