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Explore some resources below to learn more about what SB is and how it can address society's grand challenges.

What is CRISPR? Professor Stanley Qi explains CRISPR, gene editing, and beyond.

Over the past decade, CRISPR has taken the biomedical world and life sciences by storm for its ability to easily and precisely edit DNA. Stanford Professor Stanley Qi explains how CRISPR works, why it’s such an important tool, and how it could be used in the future – including current developments in using CRISPR to edit the epigenome, which involves altering the chemistry of DNA instead of the DNA sequence itself.  Read the Q&A on Stanford Report.

Does synthetic biology offer anything new? 

The Hoover Institution hosted Synthetic Biology for Democracy on Thursday, August 18, 2022. Watch the non-technical conversation with Prof. Drew Endy, Martin Family Fellow of Undergraduate Education, Faculty Co-Director of Degree Programs for the d.school, CISAC Core Faculty, & SETR Faculty Council, Stanford University about advancements in synthetic biology and related economic and governance opportunities.

Curious about Bioengineering? Learn from Profs. Jenn Brophy and Drew Endy's Intro to Bioengineering course

Review ~40 videos that comprise Stanford's BIOE 80 undergraduate course—introduction to the engineering of living systems, with special emphasis on engineering principles. Learning fundamental bioengineering knowledge and tools is motivated by real-world challenges, including infectious diseases, essential medicine supply chains, biodiversity loss and extinction, digital data storage, organ shortages, cancers, agricultural resilience, and cultural challenges, including fear of biotechnology. Social, ethical, and policy aspects of bioengineering are also introduced. #bioe4all @EdEquityLab 

Learn bioengineering wet lab skills through an educational video game developed by Stanford's 2023 iGEM team

Phil's Laberia was designed and developed to create an accessible form of bioengineering education. Wet lab skills are hard to digest and very expensive, making them difficult to access within secondary education. Phil's Laberia is an educational game where students can reinforce the basic steps of common bioengineering techniques while being able to read and comprehend the science behind these ideas. 

Review the timeline of an international collection of over 100 scientific reports and policy documents on synthetic biology and green plant engineering from the last 20 years. 

Courtesy of Prof. Jim Haseloff (University of Cambridge)