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Building outside of the box: iGEM and the BioBricks Foundation

Nature Biotechnology volume 27, pages 10991102 (2009) | Download Citation

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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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I would like to thank D. Endy, M. Fischer, D. Grewal, R. Rettberg and P. Silver for discussions on iGEM and the BBF.

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

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