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Voigt Pioneers Field of Synthetic Biology

Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist, and colleagues are engineering bacteria to target tumors and create images. This work is part of the emerging field of synthetic biology, which aims to create new biological parts, systems, and tools, and redesign existing biological systems for useful purposes, including:

  • new treatments for disease
  • new manufacturing processes
  • green materials
  • new ways to clean up the environment.

Full story: [Synthetic Biology Yields Bacteria That Take Pictures and Target Tumors][link defunct as of April 1, 2013] Christopher A. Voigt, PhD, UCSF School of Pharmacy scientist, and colleagues are engineering bacteria to target tumors and create images. This work is part of the emerging field of synthetic biology, which aims to create new biological parts, systems, and tools, and redesign existing biological systems for useful purposes, including:

  • new treatments for disease
  • new manufacturing processes
  • green materials
  • new ways to clean up the environment.

Full story: [Synthetic Biology Yields Bacteria That Take Pictures and Target Tumors][link defunct as of April 1, 2013]


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