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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Synthetic Biology

    1. What Is Synthetic Biology?

    2. Introduction to Engineering and Design

    3. The Synthetic Biology Toolkit

    4. Wrap-Up

    5. Additional Reading and Resources

  2. Chapter 2 Fundamentals of Biodesign

    1. Illustrating a Top-Down Design Approach

    2. From Planning Vacations to Biodesign

    3. Biodesign Process Overview

    4. What’s Next?

    5. Additional Reading and Resources

  3. Chapter 3 Fundamentals of DNA Engineering

    1. Framing the Discussion

    2. Standardization of Parts and Measurements

    3. DNA Engineering in Practice

    4. What’s Next?

    5. Additional Reading and Resources

  4. Chapter 4 Fundamentals of Bioethics

    1. What Makes “Good Work”?

    2. Regulating for Ethical Research

    3. Three Synthetic Biology Case Studies

    4. Group Bioethics Activities

    5. Additional Reading and Resources

  5. Chapter 5 Introduction to the BioBuilder Labs

    1. Biological Engineering with Synthetic Biology’s Toolkit

  6. Chapter 6 Eau That Smell

    1. Inspiration from the Eau d’coli iGEM Project

    2. Additional Reading and Resources

    3. Eau That Smell Lab

  7. Chapter 7 iTune Device

    1. Modularity

    2. Insulation

    3. Principles of Measurement

    4. Foundational Concepts for the iTune Device Lab

    5. Additional Reading and Resources

    6. iTune Device Lab

  8. Chapter 8 Picture This

    1. Introduction to Modeling

    2. Inspiration from the “Coliroid” iGEM Project

    3. Additional Reading and Resources

    4. Picture This Lab

  9. Chapter 9 What a Colorful World

    1. Introduction to Chassis

    2. Background on the E. chromi iGEM Project

    3. Additional Reading and Resources

    4. What a Colorful World Lab

  10. Chapter 10 Golden Bread

    1. Engineering Reliability

    2. Background on the “VitaYeast” iGEM Project

    3. Additional Reading and Resources

    4. Golden Bread Lab

  11. Appendix Laboratory Reagents and Materials

    1. Equipment

    2. Reagent Preparation and Storage