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Jun 01, 2010

Application of Synthetic Biology

Craig Venter and his scientific team recently reported the creation of the first “synthetic cell.” Some researchers have labeled the achievement a revolutionary step toward the production of new biofuels and inexpensive vaccines and biotherapeutics. Others claim the experiment has been overplayed and only represents a significant technical advance; they believe that the realization of synthetic biology’s promise will occur over the long-term.

Do you believe we will see beneficial results from the application of synthetic biology sooner rather than later?

Yes
 
  65.5%
No
 
  34.5%

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