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Synthetic Biology: From Bugs to Drugs and Fuels [00:40:26]
@ UC Berkeley (2007-04-21)
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From the UC Berkeley Webcast site:

College of Engineering - Cal Day

Professor Jay Keasling, Alumni Relations Keynote Speaker
Bioengineering and Chemical Engineering, Director of the Physical Biosciences Division Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Founding Director of the Synthetic Biology Department at UC Berkeley.

There is a revolution taking place in biological engineering called synthetic biology. In synthetic biology we reconstruct biology from simple, off-the-shelf biological parts in much the same way that we build computers from off-the-shelf parts. Synthetic biology promises the same impact that silicon processing and microelectronics had on the computer industry. Professor Keasling will describe recent advances in synthetic biology that are producing anti-malarial drugs and transportation fuels.

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