IntroductionAt first, we asked ourselves why iGEM requires an implementation page. Arent all iGEM projects constructed to solve real world problems? We as synbio researchers spend most of the time imagining the coolest theoretical constructs, but unfortunately, we tend to loose track of what is working for the people who are impacted by our research and about what is safe enough to be “released” to the real world.
iGEM want’s us to design projects that can be implemented in the real world and for us that means that we need to think beyond our labbench.
One of the most important requirements is thorough human practice work. Human practice means to analyze how the world influences our project and how our project influences the world. This is something one can only achieve by establishing a dialogue with the people we identified to be affected by our work and implementing their feedback to improve our project.