Beyond divisions

Since its debut in 2000, synthetic biology has seen considerable growth and now constitutes a vibrant research discipline that aims to apply engineering principles in the design and construction of complex biological systems. This Nature special charts the progress of the multidisciplinary field through reports, reviews and commentaries from Nature, Nature Methods and Nature Reviews Microbiology. Together, these explore the field’s potential and its challenges in developing clear goals, standards of practice and pathways to commercialization. A selection of material from the archives of Nature Publishing Group is also available.

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