WONDER #2242: What Is Synthetic Biology?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is NOT involved in synthetic biology?

  1. computer science
  2. biology
  3. music
  4. engineering

Question 2 of 3

The first biotechnology patent was for a microorganism used to clean up what?

  1. oil spills
  2. vacuum cleaners
  3. bedrooms
  4. cafeterias

Question 3 of 3

One of the most famous examples of the practical use of synthetic biology was the modification of E. coli and yeast to produce a drug to fight what disease?

  1. scurvy
  2. rickets
  3. cancer
  4. malaria

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