Due to developments in synthetic biology, genetically modified micro-organisms have received increasingly complex functions, such as the production of fuels and medicines. Since these genetically modified micro-organisms are now also aimed to survive outside the lab, it is important that safety can be guaranteed.
Building a synthetic cell is one of the grand scientific and intellectual challenges of the 21st century. While we have extensive knowledge about the molecular building blocks that form the basis of modern life, we currently do not understand how these building blocks collectively operate to define life.
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