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January 4, 2011 /  Nivea

Inventive Constructions Using Biobricks

In early November, 118 teams (wearing group colors and, some, shouting team cheers) from 26 countries descended on the MIT campus for the grand finale of the 2010 International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition. The under-graduate students had plunged into their projects at the beginning of the summer, when teams received a kit of “biobricks” from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts. They were to use these to design and build simple biological systems and operate them in living cells.

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