Sunday, March 25, 2012

Synthetic Biology Competition

This is really cool.  iGem is a competition to build biomachines.  It has categories for high school, college and entrepreneurs.  The idea is to build interesting things using some standard biological building blocks.  I think this is an exciting way to promote interest and innovation in new field of synthetic biology.  In the high school division, these are some of the topics:

Below is an interesting/quirky little video on the difference between between genetic engineering and synthetic biology.

Looks like fun to me.  Anybody want to form a team?  What do you want to build?