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Reading List : Intro. to Synthetic Biology, Fall 2011

9/28 : Introduction

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9/30: Growth

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10/3: Simulation

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10/5: Noise

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10/7: Probability

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  • Go look up all the definitions in today's lecture on Wikipedia or Planet Math.

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10/10: The Biology of Gene Expression

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10/12: Project Ideas

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  • Check out the iGEM projects for 2011.

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10/14: The Math of Gene Expression

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10/17: Engineering Gene Expression

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10/19: Gene Regulation

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10/21: Feedback

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10/22: Bistability

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10/22: Feedback and Noise

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10/28: Biowarfare, safety, ethics

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11/4: Oscillators

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11/7: Signaling

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11/9: Auxin

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11/14: Cascades

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  • A. Levskaya, A.A. Chevalier, J.J. Tabor, Z.B. Simpson, L.A. Lavery, M.Levy, E.A. Davidson, A.Scouras, A.D. Ellington, E.M. Marcotte, and C.A. Voigt, Engineering Escherichia coli to see light Nature, 438 (7067), 441-442, (2005).

11/16: Cellular Automata

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11/18: Metabolism

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11/23: Evolution I

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11/28: Evolution II

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Protein Engineering

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