What Makes a Microbe a Superhero? artwork
Built with Biology: Podcast

What Makes a Microbe a Superhero?

  • S1E4
  • 41:26
  • September 22nd 2021

What gives microbes superpowers? Can we program them as easily as we do computers? What could our world look like if microbe cell factories replaced petrochemical production?

Ena Cratsenburg, the Chief Business Officer of Ginkgo Bioworks, joins the show to answer these questions and explore what a world built with biology could look like. Ginkgo, the bioeconomy's original unicorn company, is leveraging its platform to give scientists creative freedom and accelerate innovation. Our planet needs outside-the-box solutions as quickly as possible. So it's a good thing Superhero Microbes are suited up and ready to go!

Built with Biology: Podcast

Did you know that we can build bricks made by bacteria, produce foods from captured carbon, cure life-threatening genetic diseases, design and grow sustainable, animal-free leathers and furs, restore polluted waterways with microbes, and even print DNA?

Take a deep dive into the science and innovators behind these technologies and hear how the future is being built with biology. 

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