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Image:Synthetic Biology - combinatorial approach

Description: Illustration showing an anlogy of "survival of the fittest" with respect to genetic engineering. Multiple genes can be tweaked with each bacterium taking different combination - the most successful at each stage are selected and the process repeated. This guided randomness tests many mutations at once, and allows selection of desired traits e.g. increased production of a desired product within the bacterium.