Synthetic Biology in the Interface of Chemistry and Engineering
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Synthetic biology encompasses a vast array of research, from creating artificial life to engineering microbes, in order to produce medicines or fuels. Throughout it all, chemistry plays a prominent part. This book reviews the emerging field of synthetic biology in an interdisciplinary manner. The current status of the field is discussed, illustrating a quantitative approach to design which exemplifies and builds novel biological arrangements to carry out unique tasks with a chemical and engineering approach to biological systems.
Table of Contents
Principles of Cell-Free Biology. Drug Discovery with a Synthetic Biology Focus. Chemical Approaches to DNA Repair. Designing Biological Engineering Using Synthetic Biology Strategies. Fundamental Understanding of Architecture and Dynamics of Naturally Existing Networks and Exploring their Relationship to Cellular Function. Reprogramming Biological Systems with Synthetic Chemistry and Vice Versa. Genetically Programmed Chemical Warheads. DNA-Based Nanomaterials for Synthetic Biology Applications. Sociological and Ethical Impact of Synthetic Biology. Synthetic Biology from a Clinical Standpoint. Conclusion and Future Perspective.