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Synthetic Biology, Applying Engineering to Biology, Report of a NEST High-Level Expert Group, EUR 21796

Funded under: FP6-NEST

Abstract

The NEST PATHFINDER initiative on "Synthetic Biology" was launched in 2003. Following two calls for proposals, 8 projects have been selected for funding. These projects apply design and engineering principles to biology with the aim to construct new functionalities and novel artificial systems based on sub-cellular biological building blocks.
A high-level expert group was established in 2005 with the aim, to examine, forecast and describe this new and emerging scientific field, its potential impact and support needs. The present report summarizes their findings and recommendations.

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