Architect of Life

Herper, Matthew
October 2006
Forbes Asia;10/2/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 16, p62
The article considers the contribution of Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, Drew Endy, to build devices out of genetic materials. Endy, along with three synthetic-biology comrades, started a company called Codon Devices in Cambridge, Massachusetts in late 2004 to industrialize the construction of genes. Endy says, we'll begin to see the first custom-crafted biomachines: cells that can keep track of how old they are or bacteria engineered to hunt down and kill tumor cells.


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