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August 18th, 2005

Commercialising synthetic biology

Richard Jones: What’s going to be the quickest way of achieving some kind of radical nanotechnology, in which sophisticated nanoscale machines carry out complex chemical tasks? Since nature has evolved sophisticated and effective nanomachines that are optimised for the nanoscale environment, an obvious approach is to take components from living systems and reassemble them to do the tasks you want. This is the approach of bionanotechnology.

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