What is Synthetic Biology?

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Synthetic biology, considered the next step in genetic engineering, involves the redesign of existing life for new purposes or the creation of new living things. It either builds new life using standardized genetic building blocks, or makes radical changes to existing life forms. Check out this 2 minute 50 second video, which is ideal for grades 9-11, for more information.