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April 25, 2017 is DNA Day. Let's Talk Science is organizing two events to help students better understand the importance of DNA barcoding and synthetic biology for food security and health research.

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The butchers of the future will sell meat that have never been part of a living animal. Instead, meat will be made from cultured cells. In other words, it will be grown outside the body, instead of on an animal.

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Very easy to understand animation describes what synthetic biology is, how it works, and future potential. (3:24 min.)

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This video uses LEGO blocks as an analogy to explain how synthetic biology works using “biobricks”. Also explains how commonplace synthetic biology has become and looks at the pros and cons of this development. (4:23 min.)

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This video produced by the Synthetic Components Network interviews various scientists and describes the new research area of synthetic biology. (10:00 min)

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This animation from TechNYou explains how from selective breeding to genetic modification, our understanding of biology is now merging with the principles of engineering to bring us synthetic biology (6:35 min).

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Synthetic Biology is turning to the living kingdoms for its materials library.

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