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Evelyn Eggenstein Arbor Biosciences

New cell-free expression system runs on linear DNA

Before synthetic biology can retool the economy, save the planet, or help put people on Mars, it’s going to have to become significantly easier to use. Take computers. If you wanted to do anything useful with a computer...

The future of DNA synthesis

DNA is the blueprint of life, as well as the cornerstone of the synthetic biology industry — the core of the design-build-test cycle that makes custom organisms and the things they produce. So it’s fitting that...

Four synthetic biology startups to watch in 2019

The bioeconomy is growing at an impressive rate, and doesn’t show signs of slowing. In 2017, 2016 was the year to beat. No problem — the bar was easily set higher than ever, and the community excitedly looked...