In The News — 20 January 2014

As the new year is just beginning, new discoveries in science continue to develop including energy and health solutions from wind power to renewable energy and synthetic biology advances.

Marcus Fairs, editor of dessen.com, an influential online design magazine, predicted that during 2014 the most relevant emerging technologies will be in the field of synthetic biology. “It involves the creation of new types of artificial life forms that perform useful functions. At the smallest scale it could mean man-made microbes that live inside your body and detect illness; at the largest scale it could mean synthetic creatures that are released into the wild to clean up pollution or attack parasitic species,” he wrote.

Read more about the 2014 synthetic biology forecast.

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Rachel Epstein

Rachel works for Genome Compiler, a biotech start up in Tel Aviv, Israel which offers a new and convenient solution for genetic design and production. She an editor and author for GetSynBio where she strives to bring all synthetic biology content together. Rachel is originally from New York and received her BA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Rachel has lived and worked in Peru, Spain, Italy and Israel.

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