Synthetic biology

Daisuke Kiga, Masayuki Yamamura

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Recent progress in various related fields has engendered a new style of biology, named Synthetic Biology, which utilizes concepts from modern engineering to emulate specific cellular functions and their functional combinations. This paper presents an introduction to Synthetic Biology from various viewpoints. First, we survey the concepts and tools from Systems Science along with several issues on social impact. Then, we discuss the recent progress in Molecular Biology that supports Synthetic Biology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-364
Number of pages18
JournalNew Generation Computing
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Autonomous system
  • Bifurcation analysis
  • DNA synthesis
  • Genetic code
  • Gillespie's method
  • Michaelis-Menten formula
  • Non-linear dynamics
  • Phase plain analysis
  • Stochastic physics
  • Synthetic Biology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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