Synthetic Biology. Lecture 1: Introduction to Synthetic Biology. What is Synthetic Biology?. Genetic Manipulation? Genetic selection carried out for millenia (domestication of animals) Mendelian selection ‘rationalized’ process. Recombinant DNA .
Lecture 1: Introduction to Synthetic Biology
Major weaponized biological agents have existed for decades
Virulence, resistance, transmissibility were all enhanced prior to SB.
The major advantage of our approach is putting together well characterized components.
Creating new pathogens would require a full scale research effort