Genetic engineering and synthetic biology are emerging fields, but have the potential to change society in much the same magnitude as computers. Because of the comparatively low-cost of gene sequencing and falling price of lab techniques, even groups like the Atlantic Council and United States Government have taken notice of these fields. Recently, public labs have begun to host workshops and other events to let the average person interact with and learn more about the technology behind the science. This section aims to replicate this insofar as introducing the average grinder to some of the ideas, terminology, and mechanisms behind cell biology and genetic engineering. Below are some terms and techniques to help the home geneticist get started.
In addition to these introductory texts, it’s highly recommend to do further research either with a reasonably new textbook or online.