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Synthetic Biology Collection

Synthetic Biology is an emerging, trans-disciplinary field at the intersection between many engineering and scientific disciplines such as biology, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrical engineering, or computer science.

The Collection has been organized into broad categories focused on DNA synthesis and assembly techniques, the development of libraries for biological parts, the use of synthetic biology in protein engineering applications, work focussing on synthetic life and multicellular systems and the engineering of gene regulatory networks and metabolic pathways. Finally, we include sections that describe enabling technologies such as software and modeling, along with new instrumentation.

Articles in the Synthetic Biology Collection are presented in order of publication date and new articles will be added as they are published. PLOS welcomes submissions in this field.

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Commentary:

The PLOS ONE Synthetic Biology Collection: Six Years and Counting
Jean Peccoud, Mark Isalan
PLOS ONE: published August 15, 2012 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0043231

Synthetic Biology: Caught between Property Rights, the Public Domain, and the Commons
Arti Rai, James Boyle
PLOS Biology: published March 13, 2007 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0050058

Synthetic Biology and Conservation of Nature: Wicked Problems and Wicked Solutions
Kent H. Redford, William Adams, Georgina M. Mace
PLOS Biology: published April 02, 2013 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1001530