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Another engineering principle: Characterization.
A stupid engineering joke: A physicist, a mathematician and an engineer were each asked to establish the volume of a red rubber ball. The physicist immersed the ball in a beaker full of water and measured the volume of the displaced fluid. The mathematician measured the diameter and calculated a triple integral. The engineer looked it up in his Red Rubber Ball Volume Table.
But first A quick review of bacterial transcription and promoters and such
Tuning By mixing and matching promoters and RBS parts we can have genetic devices that work at various levels Weak Promoter + weak RBS = weak device Strong Promoter + strong RBS = strong device Weak Promoter + strong RBS = Medium Promoter + medium RBS =
Why would synthetic biologists want to be able to tune a system/device?