The goal of this documentary is to provide an even-handed, and engaging, survey of the current state of genetic engineering, in particular the emerging field of Synthetic Biology, and the individuals involved in creating this new technology.
Synthetic biologists try to engineer new useful biological systems. One of their goals is to design a xeno nucleic acids. It exhibits a variety of structural chemical changes relative to its natural counterparts. These changes make this novel information ‘‘invisible’’ to natural biological systems.