Open-source engineering of an understandable cell.

What is Build-A-Cell?

The future of biotechnology is in realizing fully understood, lineage agnostic organisms, beginning with single cells.

Building cells is hard. But, if we could better work together, then we should be able to build many cells for many purposes. Build-A-Cell is an open community supporting people working together to build a diversity of synthetic cells.

What organism do you wish to build?

Engineering Documentation

We believe in open source science and engineering, and collaborative development. Visit our engineering project for technical information, data, and analysis. If there's anything you'd like to know, ask us, and if there's anything you'd like to add, send a pull request.

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