Commentary


Nature Biotechnology 27, 1099 - 1102 (2009)
doi:10.1038/nbt1209-1099

Building outside of the box: iGEM and the BioBricks Foundation

Christina D Smolke1

  1. Christina D. Smolke is in the Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

Correspondence to: Christina D Smolke1 e-mail: csmolke@stanford.edu


Innovative community efforts in academia and non-profits to engage student researchers, encourage open sharing of DNA constructs and new methodology as well as build a Registry of Standardized Biological Parts have been central to the emergence of synthetic biology.

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