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Using Combinatorial Libraries to Engineer Genetic Circuits Advances Synthetic Biology
April 22, 2009
The process of selecting and blending genes to create artificial networks--synthetic biology--holds promise for many applications. But developing artificial networks takes time and is often frustrating. A Boston University research team has found a way to speed up the construction process by assembling a library of 20 versions of two gene promoters and a simple synthesis technique to create component libraries for synthetic library.
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