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Synthetic Biology Aids Terrestrial and Extraterrestrial Agriculture

Posted by Laurie L. Sullivan on May 10, 2017 10:55:08 AM

Synthetic biology, which combines the principles of computer science, engineering, and biology, has become established as an important discipline in the life sciences industry. As put by USC’s Leonardo Morsut: “Synthetic biology is…trying to bring the engineering approach of building things into biology.” In addition to its enormous potential for future applications, synthetic biology has significant near-term commercial opportunities. The list of new products and applications is growing. Applications include specialty chemicals, enzymes, synthetic genes and cells, as well as pharmaceuticals, agricultural seeds, vaccines, biofuels, and chassis microorganisms.

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Topics: Biotechnology, life