Technology and Synthetic Biology
Arc Fusion Dinner | San Francisco | April 21, 2015
Drew Endy’s work and talk focusses on the tension between visions for the future and the practicality of dealing in the present, where companies need to be funded and developed, and his students need to learn about today’s technologies. “I can imagine living in the future where we’ve made living matter fully engineer-able,” he says, “but tomorrow I have to go tell them about printing DNA from scratch and how difficult that is with the tools that we have.” He talks about the powerful tools we are developing that will allow desktop DNA printers and personalized pharmaceutical companies.
Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford