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Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg

Daisy is an artist, designer and writer, interrogating emerging technology and science, and the function and future of design.

Article, Volume #35

The Prefuture of Synthetic Biology

Posted on April 4, 2013 — by

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Somewhere between a vat of expensive face cream and a baby Neanderthal lies a probable future for synthetic biology. While synbio start-ups – large and small – struggle with the reality of scaling up microscopic cellular factories into profitable business models, stories of DIY anti-cancer research, Neanderthal cloning, limitless ‘green’ kerosene, and tumor-killing bacteria are told as outcomes of a likely future where humans have full control over biology.

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