Synthetic Biology

  • Discovery of DNA Structure

    Discovery of DNA by Watson and Crick.
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    Synthetic Biology Discoveries

  • Mathematical Logic

    in gene regulation
  • Gene

    first gene synthesized from scratch (alanine tRNA)
  • discovery of restriction enzymes

  • human insulation

    A synthetic version of the human insulin
    gene was constructed and inserted into the bacterium
  • PCR

    Kary mullis invents PCR
  • Viral and Microbial Genomics

    they were coupled with the completion of the initial draft of the human genome sequence
  • Standardized Parts

    Creation of standardized parts libraries at MIT
  • Bacterium

    first functional, self replicating, bacterium whose entire nucleur genome had been synthesized artificially