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Synthetic Biology: Overview

Synthetic biology describes the rational engineering of biological systems for novel functions. Addgene is working with leading synthetic biologists around the world to facilitate the sharing of parts and information.

Addgene can help you to share your synthetic biology plasmids with the community. To deposit, view our SynBio Deposit Guide or start our online deposit process.

Browse SynBio Plasmids by Category

SynBio Cloning and Genomic Tools Icon Cloning and Genomic Tools Browse plasmids related to cloning and genomic modification, including shuttle, integration, reporter, and tagging vectors.
SynBio Metabolism Metabolism Browse plasmids related to metabolic pathways and auxiliary components.
SynBio Networks and Gene Regulation Networks and Gene Regulation Browse plasmids containing both naturally occurring and synthetic regulatory elements, including promoters, terminators, repressors, activators, and more. Also contains pre-assembled genetic circuits such as logic gates and higher level gene networks.
SynBio Sensing and Signaling Sensing and Signaling Browse plasmids related to intercellular signaling and environmental sensing.
SynBio Strains Strains Browse Addgene's collection of engineered bacterial strains, including plasmid-strain functional pairs.

Browse Plasmids by Model Organism

Bacterial Plant Yeast Mammalian
Worm Fungal Algal

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