BioBuilder Education

Teaching and Learning Synthetic Biology

BioBuilder provides the only formal curriculum that connects current questions in the field with modular, hands-on investigations that anyone can learn

What is synthetic biology?
There are many definitions, applications, and interested stakeholders. For a quick introduction, watch this short video that was produced for “Building With Biology,” a partnership funded by the National Science Foundation to BioBuilder and Boston’s Museum of Science. Then dive into the curricular offerings from BioBuilder!

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