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Synthetic biologists aim to rationally design and construct useful biological circuits. However, perturbation of host cell physiology, through the very process of turning on an artificial circuit, can give rise to unexpected emergent behaviors, such as bistability.

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  1. Keith Shearwin is at the School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia.

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