Meet 2011 TR35 Winner Andrew Phillips
Phillips describes his work at EmTech 2011: Computer-assisted genetic engineering
Synthetic biology offers the prospect of engineering microbes to fight disease or produce biofuels, but designing the necessary DNA instructions is normally an arduous task. With software written by Andrew Phillips, who heads the Biological Computation Group at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, U.K., scientists can simply select the actions they want the microbe's proteins to perform and get back a corresponding DNA sequence.
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