Reconstructing, Redesigning, Recreating

There's a terrific new article about synthetic biology in SEED by James King, go check it out! Here's a little taste:

"Synthetic biology" is a catch-all label liberally applied to a host of methods for designing and constructing living things. Given the term's multiple definitions, one of Synthia's most immediately useful applications may be to place the achievement it represents within the context of synthetic biology's various flavors, in order to clarify what the creation of artificial life might actually mean.

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