International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) Competition

The iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) is an international synthetic biology competition for undergraduate students. It now also has categories for High School students and an Entrepreneur  division.

Teams are given a kit of biological parts from the Registry of Standard Biological Parts and are challenged to use these parts and new parts of their own design to build biological systems and operate them in living cells.

The 2013 iGEM annual report cited the participation of 15,000 individuals in iGEM!

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