{ How synthetic biology will change the world }

For example: scientists routinely wield microbes against disease, using computers to turn bacteria into microscopic drug factories rapidly assembled from off-the-shelf biological parts; crops ease world hunger and convert sunlight into biomass; and the cells of astronauts remember if they’ve been damaged by gamma rays, alerting doctors before cancer starts to grow.

Image via { University of Washington }

Complexity is a property of living organisms at all scales, and synthetic biology may help scientists disentangle “Darwin’s bank”.

{ How synthetic biology will change the world }

For example: scientists routinely wield microbes against disease, using computers to turn bacteria into microscopic drug factories rapidly assembled from off-the-shelf biological parts; crops ease world hunger and convert sunlight into biomass; and the cells of astronauts remember if they’ve been damaged by gamma rays, alerting doctors before cancer starts to grow.

Image via { University of Washington }

Complexity is a property of living organisms at all scales, and synthetic biology may help scientists disentangle “Darwin’s bank”.

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