Improving Synthetic Biology Communication: Recommended Practices for Visual Depiction and Digital Submission of Genetic Designs

ACS Synth Biol. 2016 Jun 17;5(6):449-51. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00146. Epub 2016 Jun 7.


Research is communicated more effectively and reproducibly when articles depict genetic designs consistently and fully disclose the complete sequences of all reported constructs. ACS Synthetic Biology is now providing authors with updated guidance and piloting a new tool and publication workflow that facilitate compliance with these recommended practices and standards for visual representation and data exchange.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Genetics / standards*
  • Humans
  • Publishing / standards*
  • Research / standards*
  • Sequence Analysis / standards*
  • Synthetic Biology / standards*
  • Workflow