In a broad sense, synthetic biology refers to the genetic design and transformation of cells or living organisms through the construction of biological functional elements, devices, and systems, so that they can have biological functions to meet human needs, and even create new biological systems.
Compared with chemical engineering, synthetic biology uses renewable biological resources to replace non-renewable fossil resources and uses green and clean biological manufacturing processes to replace high energy consumption and high pollution petrochemical and coal chemical processes, so that it can get rid of dependence on non-renewable resources such as oil and coal, solve the high energy consumption and high pollution problems in chemical engineering, make the production process safer, green and environmentally friendly, and can significantly reduce production costs.
The Third Biotechnology Revolution
Synthetic biology is the "third biotechnology revolution" leading the world after the two biotechnology revolutions of "DNA double helix discovery" and "Human Genome Project".
The Fifth Industrial Revolution
The first and second industrial revolutions were mechanization, the third was automation, and the fourth was informatization. Synthetic biology is considered to be the fifth industrial revolution.
What Can Synthetic Biology Do?
The global bioeconomy is about to take off as the great transition of manufacturers choosing synthetic biology to efficiently produce high-performance, eco-friendly products. In the past decade, the hottest inventions, including biomedicine, artificial meat, artemisinin, industrial hemp, artificial starch, and mRNA vaccine which emerged during COVID-19, can all be attributed to the development of synthetic biology. According to a report by McKinsey, synthetic biology could ultimately produce more than 60% of the physical inputs to the global economy.
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