When Yan (pronounced “yen”) Wang joined MJ Bioworks five years ago, her interest in improving enzyme efficiency looked like it would remain a hobby as she took on MJ’s other projects. But in less than six months, she had introduced a promising idea for an enzyme that would bind better and speed up PCR. A year later, recalls her manager Peter Vander Horn, “we completely switched our project portfolio” to work on what he calls “Yanzymes.”

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