We’re living in an age where not only can DNA be synthesized, but it can be applied as a technology. The applications of DNA are manifold, and some, never-before-seen. TwistBioScience creates DNA that can be used to produce chemicals, store data, improve vaccines and therapeutics, and produce disease- and climate-resistant plants.
The thing about DNA is, the longer you get, the harder it is to make. Twist makes DNA in short strands… about one millionth the length of the human genome: 3,200 base pairs. (When you’re making DNA with under 10,000 base pairs, you can use E. Coli, which is a well-understood, and well-behaved organism.) These small genes can still be deployed, though; and in today’s market, that’s where the demand is.
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