Synthetic biology: evolution or revolution? A co-founder's perspective.

@article{Gardner2013SyntheticBE,
  title={Synthetic biology: evolution or revolution? A co-founder's perspective.},
  author={Timothy S. Gardner and Kristy M. Hawkins},
  journal={Current opinion in chemical biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 6},
  pages={871-7}
}
In this article, we relate the story of Synthetic Biology's birth, from the perspective of a co-founder, and consider its original premise--that standardization and abstraction of biological components will unlock the full potential of biological engineering. The standardization ideas of Synthetic Biology emerged in the late 1990s from a convergence of… CONTINUE READING