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Exploring the world of synthetic biology and designer viruses — with Andrew Hessel

The goal, write the human genome from scratch. Now we’re a long way off before biology can do this, but it’s within our grasp.

Alexander Titus
Aug 4, 2020 · 2 min read

The biotechnology industry is booming, and synthetic biology is the hottest topic of the decade. I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andrew Hessel and chatting about SynBio and the world of designer viruses. In today’s world, COVID-19 dominates the discussion about viruses, but in reality, there are countless opportunities to use viruses as everything from new cancer therapies to understanding the human genome.

On top of founding a synthetic virus company, Andrew is also the Founder and Chairman of the Genome Project Write, and complementary synthesis project to the human genome. The goal, write the human genome from scratch. Now we’re a long way off before biology can do this, but it’s within our grasp. I hope you enjoy the conversation!

Cheers,

-Titus

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GP-Write: https://engineeringbiologycenter.org/

Humane Genomics: https://www.humanegenomics.com/

His website: https://andrewhessel.com/

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