Grapegrower and Winemaker: Synthetic Biology – what is it and how could it potentially benefit the wine industry?

Image: Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker February 2023

This is the first article in a series for Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower & Winemaker magazine looking at Synthetic Biology. First up, I look at how Synthetic Biology is defined.

The science of Synthetic Biology has continued to evolve in recent years, much like the definition itself. Collaborative and interdisciplinary, Synthetic Biology draws on mathematical and computational, biomolecular, chemical and physical sciences together with information technologies and engineering. It has folded within its definition GMO, Genetic Engineering and Systems Biology to emerge as Engineered Biology in countries such as the U.S.A. Though the scientific community have moved through these definitions as quickly as research has progressed, the wider community has yet to catch up. To read more, click here.

Published by Happy Wine Woman

Wine consultant currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

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