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2015-11-05 |

Synthetic biology lures Silicon Valley investors

In 2012, Emily Leproust was trying to raise money to start Twist Bioscience, a company that aimed to synthesize DNA more quickly and more cheaply than existing methods allowed. But many investors were spooked by the perception that synthetic biology — the engineering of microorganisms to make useful products such as drugs, food ingredients and materials — would not turn a profit. “It was a lonely time,” Leproust recalls.

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2015-11-05 |

Synthetic biology lures Silicon Valley investors

In 2012, Emily Leproust was trying to raise money to start Twist Bioscience, a company that aimed to synthesize DNA more quickly and more cheaply than existing methods allowed. But many investors were spooked by the perception that synthetic biology — the engineering of microorganisms to make useful products such as drugs, food ingredients and materials — would not turn a profit. “It was a lonely time,” Leproust recalls.

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