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Synthetic Biology Quiz

Take the quiz to test your Synbio IQ!

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1. Synthetic Biology is: *

2. Jay Keasling of the University of California, Berkeley, is using synthetic biology to coax what out of E. coli bacteria? *

3. Developments in which of the following scientific fields has dramatically increased the potential for development of synthetic biology? *

4. Which argument is often raised by members of civil society to initiate a public reflection on the potential socio-economic implications of synthetic biology? *

5. How many teams are potentially taking part in the 2008 International Genetically Engineered Machine (IGEM) competition? *

iGEM is an international arena where student teams compete to design and assemble engineered machines using advanced genetic components and technologies.

6. Where did the last International Conference on Synthetic Biology (SB4.0) take place? *

7. What is the primary mission of the Biobricks Foundation? *

The BioBricks Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded by engineers and scientists from MIT, Harvard, and UCSF with significant experience in both non-profit and commercial biotechnology research.

8. Who was the author of the report “Extreme Genetic Engineering - An Introduction to Synthetic Biology” published in January 2007? *

9. Which of the following are likely near-term applications? *

10. Over the next five years, synthetic biology will probably lead to: *

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