The service provides a modeling environment for assembling and combining BioBricks, which are standardized packages of genetic patterns encoded to generate discrete biological functions. In combination, they define biological sequences that in turn can be treated as larger functional components for combination to model complex processes. The resulting protocols effectively apply engineering principles to standardize representations of biological systems.
API methods support encoding basic biological structures with genetic characteristics, relationships to antibiotics, and other characteristics. Methods also allow combination of basic structures according to the same standard principles to define progressively more complex structural components.