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Engineering Viruses to Fight Cancer

Andrew Hessel
June 5, 2020
Podcast Summary
How will synthetic biology change the world?
Episode Notes

Using digital tools to engineer life, Andrew Hessel(@andrewhessel) is a pioneer in synthetic biology. He’s the Co-Founder of Humane Genomics, a company that creates synthetic viruses to target cancer cells. He’s also the Chairman of Genome Project-write, an ambitious project aiming to create a genome from the ground up. What we discuss with Andrew:- How synthetic biology can open up new possibilities for creating personalized medicine, food, and wood.- Why synthetic biology will surpass information technology as an economic engine and driver of societal change.- Nature’s innate intelligence and the power of biology.- Exploring the potential advantages of living underground.Watch the full Terence Mckenna interview here.