New ‘factory’ opens to design & build custom organisms

Opened in September, the Boston, MA, factory mass-produces GMO organisms.


10/23/16 – ( The organism company’s tagline is “Biology By Design,” and it aims to deliver just that in their second foundry, which is equipped with numerous robots that mash together huge batches of genes to churn out new and exotic lifeforms. Ginkgo Bioworks puts together engineering principles and biology to create these lifeforms sought for industries of fragrance, cosmetics, and personal care, to name a few.

From their website:

Organism engineers at Ginkgo learn from nature to develop new organisms that replace technology with biology.

Biology Is Nanoscale Precision, Continent Scale Production

Biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet. Self-assembling, self-replicating, and self-repairing, biology builds renewably—from the molecular machines inside of cells to global ecosystems. added:

The advancement and sophistication of bioengineering technology is making it really simple for humans (especially with dropping prices of manufactured DNA—the very building blocks Ginkgo uses) to create and control life on this planet. This power could be used to improve many lives—yet, caution is important to ensure there are not any unintended negative consequences.

**My note:  This should scare you.  -ShofarChic


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