George Church discusses the biotechnology underpinning GRO Biosciences Inc., which could provide a workaround for some well-known problems in protein therapeutics. The startup just hauled in millions to tackle those problems.
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“DNA is like a computer program but far, far more advanced than any software ever created.”
Bill Gates wrote this in 1995, long before synthetic biology – a scientific discipline focused on reading, writing, and editing DNA – was being harnessed to program living cells.
By altering the genetic code in bacteria, researchers have demonstrated a method to make therapeutic proteins more stable, an advance that would improve the drugs’ effectiveness and convenience.
A year ago, a group of scientists convened in New York City to discuss an audacious plan: construct an entire human genome from scratch.
To uncover the mission of GRO Biosciences Inc., one has to look no further than its name. The acronym stands for “genomically recoded organisms”