A Grassroots Initiative for Library-Based Genetic Design

James Fields

Synthetic DNA libraries can be used to rapidly engineer novel biological systems. Unfortunately, many young synthetic biology practitioners don’t know what a synthetic DNA library is or how it can be used. To address this problem, we will ship a synthetic DNA library to every International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, along with accompanying educational material. My company, LabGenius, will cover the cost of the design and synthesis of the synthetic DNA library. I would like to request $2,500 in LEAP Catalyst grant funding to pay for the design and production of the accompanying educational materials.