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EPSRC, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

What is Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic Biology is an emerging subject that brings together basic scientists and engineers to create biologically inspired systems that perform new functions.

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What is The Network?

The Synthetic Components Network is one of seven research council funded Networks in Synthetic Biology. It is a partnership between the following institutions:

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Synthetic Biology

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