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Boom and bust of ‘green crude’ leads to new venture: synbio food oils and more

The idea behind Sapphire Energy was radical: Use synthetic biology, a promising new technology that lets scientists reengineer the genetics of living organisms, to take on the fossil-fuel industry—and do the whole thing with pond scum. Continue reading Boom and bust of ‘green crude’ leads to new venture: synbio food oils and more

Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea?

A team of experts has discovered how to boost the efficiency of all plants, improving upon the age-old process of photosynthesis. But some critics are wary of this discovery, essentially standing by the adage, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Continue reading Scientists Want to Improve Photosynthesis, but is That a Good Idea?