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What Makes a Microbe a Superhero?

by
Fiona Mischel
Published -
September 22, 2021

What gives microbes superpowers? Can we program them as easily as we do computers? What could our world look like if microbe cell factories replaced petrochemical production?

Ena Cratsenurg, the Chief Business Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks, joins the show to answer these questions and explore what a world built with biology could look like. Ginkgo, the bioeconomy's original unicorn company, is leveraging its platform to give scientists creative freedom and accelerate innovation. Our planet needs outside-the-box solutions as quickly as possible. So it's a good thing Superhero Microbes are suited up and ready to go!