Developing synthetic biology in Argentina: the Latin American TECNOx community as an alternative way for growth of the field.

Alejandro D Nadra, Pablo E Rodríguez, Raik Grunberg, Laura G Olalde, Ignacio E Sánchez

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Abstract

Synthetic biology emerged in the USA and Europe twenty years ago and quickly developed innovative research and technology as a result of continued funding. Synthetic biology is also growing in many developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, where it could have a large economic impact by helping its use of genetic biodiversity in order to boost existing industries. Starting in 2011, Argentine synthetic biology developed along an idiosyncratic path. In 2011-2012, the main focus was not exclusively research but also on community building through teaching and participation in iGEM, following the template of the early
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalCritical Reviews in Biotechnology
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 21 2020

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