Building with Biology Kit
Engaging activities and professional development resources to create conversations about the emerging field of synthetic biology and societal implications.
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Building with Biology: Bio Bistro
In this activity, learners decide what current and future synthetic biology-based food products they would, would not, or might eat.
Building with Biology: VirEx Delivery
In this activity, learners explore the potential for engineered viruses to deliver beneficial, targeted genetic information to sites throughout the body.
"Should We Engineer the Mosquito?" Forum
Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss whether the mosquito should be genetically engineered.
Should We Edit the Genome? forum
Building with Biology public forum where participants discuss CRISPR technology used to precisely edit DNA, and if we should.
Building with Biology reference packet
Building with Biology packet of printable reference sheets on the basics of synthetic biology and related fields of study.
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Building with Biology
The Building with Biology project created conversations in museums among scientists and public audiences about the emerging field of synthetic biology and societal implications. Synthetic biology uses new techniques combining biology and engineering to make new or modified living things and materials.