Open collaboration supporting the science and engineering of building synthetic cells

What is Build-A-Cell?

Cells are the fundamental "building blocks" that make up living organisms. Yet, we don't know exactly how cells were formed in the first place. We also don't know what all the molecules that make up any natural cell do. Finally, we can't yet put molecules together ourselves to make new synthetic cells.

Addressing the questions and challenges posed above requires significant collaboration and cooperation. The Build-a-Cell community welcomes all who wish to learn about and cooperate in the work of fully understanding and engineering a diversity of synthetic cells.

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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