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Harnessing Nature to Create a Sustainable Future

Living cells can do things no man-made machine can do — repair themselves, replicate and produce bio-based products. But like a machine, living cells can be programmed; their DNA code is their operating system. Cell-enabled products are destined to drive future economies and create disruptive solutions for global challenges: medicine, fashion, energy and design. Hear from people at the cusp of this new bio-industrial revolution — men and women who are creating solutions once thought impossible.

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  1. How can enhancing the function of individual living cells through synthetic biology solve today's major energy, food and health challenges?
  2. How is it possible to "program" living cells do perform new or enhanced functions, and why would anyone want to do that?
  3. How will economies have to adapt, and how will consumer behavior have to change, to prepare for this new wave of "synbio" products coming our way?



Kelly Quigley, Content Director, Canale Communications Inc.

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Intelligent Future
  • Level: Beginner
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