Genetically Engineered Machines Competition

Posted on July 14, 2006  Comments (0)

Princeton Center for Innovation in Engineering Education post on Genetic Machines Competition.

Find up to date information on the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition:

We believe in the possibility of engineered biological systems, but the only way to test such an engineering hypothesis is to try it practically. The iGEM competition facilitates this by asking students to design and build genetic machines. This generates practical data on the feasibility of engineering biology, and also on best practices. It also provides a powerful educational experience for the students working to overcome the many technical challenges.

This seems like an effort that is properly focused and is applying sensible management and technology to achieve the goals. A very nice things to find.

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