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Biology Learning from Chips

August 10th, 2006 · No Comments

WSJ writes:

The car only became popular in America after Henry Ford figured out how to mass produce it. Computers didn’t invade every office and den until the chip industry learned how to churn out endless billions of the semiconductors that do all of a PC’s actual work.

Now, the world’s life-science researchers are taking a page from those two industrial playbooks and are trying to make biological production as efficient as most other sorts in modern economies. The economic impact of their efforts could be as significant as what occurred with cars and computers, and could include vastly less expensive gene-based drugs and vaccines, fuel sources and industrial materials.

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