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Synthetic biology's clinical applications

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Science  25 Sep 2015:
Vol. 349, Issue 6255, pp. 1564-1566
DOI: 10.1126/science.349.6255.1564

Summary

Engineered systems of genes and other molecular components created through synthetic biology make medical treatments more effective and promise cures for a range of health problems. Perhaps equally important, recent technologies make it easier for a broader range of scientists to apply synthetic-biology approaches that drive expanding clinical applications, from designing new diagnostics and building molecularly engineered tissues to developing new drugs and vaccines.