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What is synthetic biology?

The goal of synthetic biology is to design and build biological systems that are beneficial to society. It entails the genetic modification of microorganisms in order to make them useful for industrial, medicinal or environmental applications.​

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Centre for Applied Synthetic Biology

Canada’s first and only research centre dedicated to the development of foundational technologies in synthetic biology and their application.

Genome Foundry

A pioneering facility that employs cutting edge robotic instrumentation which enables synthetic biologists to execute work at significant scales and speeds.

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