Factory of Life

Factory of Life

Synthetic biologists reinvent nature with parts, circuits

By Alexandra Witze, 23:37 PM December 26, 2012

Quietly, on the top floor of a nondescript commercial building overlooking Boston Harbor, the future is being born.

Rows of young scientists tap intently in front of computer monitors, their concentration unbroken even as the occasional plane from Logan Airport buzzes by. State-of-the-art lab equipment hums away in the background. This office, in Boston’s Marine Industrial Park, is what California’s Silicon Valley was four decades ago — the vanguard of an industry that will change your life.


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