29 Nov '16, 3pm

The Robot Revolution Comes to Synthetic Biology

The home brew they were drinking was an example of the potential applications of synthetic biology , a new field that builds on recent progress in genetic assembly methods. Scientists can now manufacture snippets of synthetic DNA and slip them into organisms, giving those critters strange capabilities. For example, the brewer’s yeast used to make the beer for the launch party had genes from an orange tree added to its own DNA. During the fermentation stage of the brewing process, those genes caused the yeast to produce ­valencene, an organic compound with a citrusy flavor. Speaking scientifically, it was delicious.

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/the-robot-rev...

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