nanoHUB-U Biodesign L6.2: The Future – Ethics, Technology & Society

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This video is part of the nanoHUB-U course “Biological Engineering: Cellular Design Principles” currently offered on nanoHUB-U ( or on EdX (

Cellular Design Principles is a five week course that explores the design principles underlying mechanisms of cellular and biomolecular functions such as cell architecture, energy storage and conversion, sensing and signaling, communication, time keeping, molecular synthesis, memory, and motility. Emphasis will be placed on the chemical, physical, and mathematical features that determine the performance of the biological device. Topics cover both cellular/biochemical processes and molecular/genetic circuits. Examples are presented from reverse engineering of natural systems and design of new synthetic systems.