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Ask the Expert: Major Advances in Synthetic Biology

Technology to Drive Innovation for the Next 50 Years

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What is synthetic biology? Why is the announcement from the J. Craig Venter Institute important? How can policymakers ensure that synthetic biology benefits Americans?

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Synthetic Biology Grows Up: Announcement of New Organism Paves Way to for Smart Governance

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