Synthetic biology has the potential to completely change how we diagnose, treat, and even cure human diseases. This fast-growing field has played a major role in the COVID-19 pandemic and has already cured the first patients with life-threatening diseases like sickle cell anemia. This is just the beginning. Synbio offers us unique opportunities to design completely new therapeutic modalities that are more precise, more effective, and have fewer side effects than existing treatments. Imagine programming cells to cure disease. Or overcoming the looming threats of antibiotic resistance with microbes. Could we stop the next pandemic in its tracks or finally create effective therapies for mental health? With biology at our side, the potential is limitless.
SynBio for Human Health