Now Available! Building with Biology digital kit
Access the digital files for the Building with Biology physical kit, including planning and promotional, orientation and training, and educational materials. View digital kit contents
Building with Biology 2016 physical kit recipients
Over 160 science centers and organizations have been awarded a physical kit to support their Summer 2016 Building with Biology Events, which will include hands-on activities and forums that foster conversations about synthetic biology between scientists and the public. See list of kit recipients!
Video: Introduction to Synthetic Biology and Society
Designed to help create conversations between scientists and publics about the emerging field of synthetic biology and its societal implications. Watch now
Interested in participating a Summer 2016 Building with Biology event?
The Building with Biology kit is designed to help create conversations among scientists and public audiences about synthetic biology in science centers across the country. We encourage scientists and members of the synthetic biology community to participate in an event in near you. Learn how to get involved!
SynBio news: Kill all the mosquitoes?
New gene-editing technology gives scientists the ability to wipe out the carriers of malaria and the Zika virus. But should they use it? Read full article
SynBio news: Welcome to the CRISPR zoo
A recent article in Nature explores the diverse applications of the CRISPR technology. Read full article
SynBio news: New weapon to fight Zika: The mosquito
Article by The New York Times explains the Zika virus and proposed methods to fight it, as well as the societal implications. Read full article
SynBio news: Scientists get 'gene editing' go-ahead
Article by BBC News discusses the UK's decision by the fertility regulator to give scientists the go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos; it will be illegal for scientists to implant the modified embryos into a woman, however. Read full article