James: Synthetic Biology (or Synbio as the cool kids and some serious scientists call it) is what comes after genetic engineering. It’s no mere marketing label like Web 2.0. It represent a very different perspective on molecular biology enabled by ongoing maturation and commercialisation of gene sequencing and synthesis. It’s reshaping genetics engineering to make look a little more like computer programming.
This is our third animated instructional video and is the first that strays from our familiar beat of nanotechnology and into the wider landscape of emerging and enabling technologies. It’s also not attached to a specific part of the high school curriculum as Nano Gold and Utility Fog were, instead it’s intended for a broad range of science interested publics.
The animation was funded by The National Enabling Technologies Strategy’s Public Awareness and Community Engagement (NETS-PACE) section of the Department of Innovation, Industry Science and Research (DIISR) for their information outreach service, TechNyou and recently went live on their You Tube channel.
Here it is:
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