Synthetic biology is an approach to engineer biology. Core to the discipline is genetic engineering, which is made more akin to engineering by adding the levels of standardization, automation, and abstraction.

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How significant is RNA degradation with removal of cap/polyA's in eukaryotes, or UTR's in prokaryotes?

Question is rather self-explanatory, but segmented into two parts. I'm attempting to make use of a repression system that employs cleaving RNA at specific areas with ribozymes with the intent of ...
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Has anyone ever sucessfully translated xRNA or yRNA?

I've recently been researching the subject of size-expanded nucleobases in alternative genetic sets. Many papers describe the, at least, partial success in replicating xDNA and yDNA, as well as ...
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Do the phage repressors CI and Mnt exhibit crosstalk?

I am interested in using the CI and Mnt proteins as well as their respective promoters (pR and Pmnt) within the same synthetic system, but am concerned as to their similarity and potential crosstalk. ...
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Do you know a learning by research platform for biology?

I work in a university in Europe and I'm looking for new communities of biology enthusiasts. I'm very interested in the "synthetic biology" field and I'm searching good, innovative, if possible ...