Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Faber, Brenton

Faculty Advisor

Farny, Natalie

Abstract

Synthetic biology, an emerging scientific field of research and application, comprises engineering principles to further biology. This project consisted of the pursuit of an authentic synthetic biology research experience in the laboratory, exploring the development of CRISPR/Cas9 editing technology adapted to target mRNA, as well as a concurrent literature study and analysis of the popular perceptions and understanding of synthetic biology, as represented by written media from 2006 to 2016. Together, the work bridges synthetic biology’s scientific and societal contexts.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2017

Major

Professional Writing

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

BIO

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