Among the vast number of areas benefiting from synthetic biology, medicine is rapidly taking the lead in adopting the novel tools and strategies developed by this discipline. Engineered cells capable of integrating multiple inputs and discriminating between cell states or types, or producing desired proteins for targeting diseased or foreign cells are revolutionizing the way known or emerging diseases are treated. Biological systems engineered by synthetic biologists are employed in different aspects of medicine, from drug discovery to developing cell-based therapies for personalized medicine and biologics replacing chemically-synthesized drugs. With several successful applications coming to market, more synthetic biology-based solutions are expected to move from concepts or laboratory testing to clinical trials and FDA approval.
Synthetic biology strategies are fast advancing the frontiers of medicine through:
By adopting synthetic biology tools and strategies, we can:
Armed with the massive data generated by basic life sciences research on the biology and pathology of cells at the cellular and molecular level, synthetic biologists have so far helped to revolutionize medicine in the following categories:
After establishing a clear goal and developing a design strategy, the following services can facilitate the development of synthetic biology-based therapies and pharmaceuticals:
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