Eric Meltzer

Nov. 07, 2008

Synthetic Biology Competition

We'll get a sneak preview of a competition taking place this weekend at MIT in which high school students and undergraduate teams show off their skills at engineering biological machines.

igem, biological engineering, molecular machines, synthetic biology

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