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What is Synthetic Biology?

Synthetic Biology

“.. is an interdisciplinary branch of biology and engineering. The subject combines various disciplines from within these domains, such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, molecular biology, […] . Synthetic biology applies these disciplines to build artificial biological systems for research, engineering and medical applications.”

-Wikipedia 

This animated video from Geniusofinvention Youtube-channel gives a short but good overview of synthetic biology, its principles and applications: