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Why Organism Engineering Could Be a Foodie's Dream Come True

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Synthetic biology foundry floor

Operators at Ginkgo shuttle samples between workstations on the foundry floor.

Credit: Ginkgo Bioworks

Thanks to recent advances in synthetic biology—a hybrid discipline of engineering and biology that makes possible the manipulation of DNA of microorganisms such as yeast, bacteria, fungi and algae a new generation of "organism engineers" has already started experimenting with the creation of new flavors and ingredients.

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