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Episode 192: Seeking knowledge through the use of synthetic biology

Making new things from existing biological forms.

AZSCI 192 Synthetic Biology University of Arizona astrobiologist Betül Kacar.
Betül Kacar

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Seeking knowledge through the use of synthetic biology

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Episode 192: University of Arizona astrobiologist Betül Kacar

Scientists describe synthetic biology as the basics of making things from already existing biological forms, like genetic engineering and building molecules. Synthetic biology is responsible for newly-developed textiles and plant fertilizers. University of Arizona astrobiologist Betül Kacar says synthetic biology could also help develop ideas about life that might be encountered elsewhere in the universe.

Betül Kacar spoke with Tim Swindle of the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.

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