Forbes this week announced its annual '30 Under 30' list, lauding young professionals in 12 fields "who aren't waiting to reinvent the world." The magazine lauds more than two dozen life scientists, several of whom are using DNA sequencing and synthetic biology approaches in their research. The complete list of science honorees appears here.

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