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What is Synthetic Biology and its uses?

Published Date : July 18, 2017

Introduction:

Biology is one of the greatest and biggest gifts that nature has ever given us. The showcase of nature’s wonders begin when one attempts to understand biology, its systems, its creations and its very existence. However, how would you feel if you were able to recreate the creations of Mother Nature in the field of biology or if you were able to recreate enzymes, organisms etc.? That is what synthetic biology is all about. It is nothing but the reconstruction of cells and enzymes and other biological components of the human, plant and animal world by using the talents and the efforts of human beings and machines.

Synthetic biology is one of the most vast topics or subjects that is ever found and includes a whole lot of subjects like bioengineering, biotechnology, molecular biology or engineering etc. It is the process that includes DNA sequencing and DNA synthesizing, that are at present the most advanced in the field of medicine and biology put together.

Market for Synthetic Biology:

Synthetic Biology is a topic that has been highly debated and discussed and has finally agreed upon that it has many advantages as well as disadvantages. It is a fairly advanced topic that has found its way in to a large number of subjects like biotechnology, bioengineering, DNA synthesizing and sequencing and some of the other most complicated practices of the field of medicine and biology. The market for synthetic biology is also very big and is characterized by a very high and constantly growing growth rate as well. The market industry is expected to grow lucratively while registering itself at a substantial compound annual growth rate. Also, this market is anticipated to touch maximum sharein the Asia Pacific markets which are the fastest growing markets all over the world for synthetic biology especially because of the large number of people in the age group of 20-30 age group.

The market for synthetic biology is divided on the basis of:

  • Technology
  • Product
  • Application
  • Geography

Uses of synthetic Biology:

  • Used in synthesizing enzymes, cells etc.
  • Used highly in the pharmaceutical industry as it mainly deals with research and development as well.
  • Plays a major role in genetic engineering as well.

Conclusion:

Synthetic biology is one of the subjects that explores the very creations of Mother Nature through the methods of biological studies. It is one of the widest subjects that includes a number of other subjects that are vast in nature. It has helped the scientist understand many processes that were earlier not explicable by them.