Synthetic Futures

The synthetic biology sector is starting to gain steam, as humankind gets closer to achieving its long-held ambitions to hack into the natural world and make it work for us, and more investors start to arrive on the scene, according to Entrepreneur.

Developments in recent years have made it more likely that companies can use synthetic biology tools to produce new products like materials, biofuels, flavors, drugs, and fragrances, among others, Britt Wray writes.

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