Author Archives: David L. Hava

Using Synthetic Biology To Develop Novel Biotherapeutics

A multidisciplinary area of research, synthetic biology involves the use of genetic engineering to create new biological parts, devices, and systems, with potential applications in industries such as healthcare, agriculture, energy, and environmental science. As early as the 1960s, researchers combined advanced techniques in precision genetic engineering with rational drug development and explored approaches in synthetic biology to support development of innovative drug products. Later research shed new light on how molecular networks regulate cellular function and how gene expression…