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Grand Challenge Commentary: Transforming biosynthesis into an information science

Engineering biosynthetic pathways to natural products is a challenging endeavor that promises to provide new therapeutics and tools to manipulate biology. Information-guided design strategies and tools could unlock the creativity of a wide spectrum of scientists and engineers by decoupling expertise from implementation.

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Figure 1: Transforming the design of synthetic metabolic pathways into an information science.



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Bayer, T. Grand Challenge Commentary: Transforming biosynthesis into an information science. Nat Chem Biol 6, 859–861 (2010).

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