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Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology, combining disciplines such as biotechnology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, systems biology, biophysics, computer engineering, and genetic engineering.

The definition of synthetic biology is debated not only among natural scientists but also in the human sciences, arts and politics.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> One popular definition<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> is "designing and constructing biological devices,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> biological systems, and biological machines for useful purposes." However, the functional aspects of this definition stem from molecular biology and biotechnology.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

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Synthetic biology sections
Intro   History    Perspectives   Automated (DNA) construction and standards of abstraction   Key enabling technologies    Research examples    Applications    Bioethics and security issues    See also    References    External links   

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Synthetic biology is an interdisciplinary branch of biology, combining disciplines such as biotechnology, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, systems biology, biophysics, computer engineering, and genetic engineering.

The definition of synthetic biology is debated not only among natural scientists but also in the human sciences, arts and politics.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> One popular definition<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> is "designing and constructing biological devices,<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> biological systems, and biological machines for useful purposes." However, the functional aspects of this definition stem from molecular biology and biotechnology.<ref>{{#invoke:Citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=journal }}</ref>

Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) standard visual symbols for use with BioBricks Standard

Synthetic biology sections
Intro   History    Perspectives   Automated (DNA) construction and standards of abstraction   Key enabling technologies    Research examples    Applications    Bioethics and security issues    See also    References    External links   

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