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Harnessing Synthetic Biology to Meet the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals

Version 1 : Received: 31 December 2018 / Approved: 3 January 2019 / Online: 3 January 2019 (13:14:42 CET)

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French, K. Harnessing synthetic biology for sustainable development. Nature Sustainability 2019, 2, 250-252. French, K. Harnessing synthetic biology for sustainable development. Nature Sustainability 2019, 2, 250-252.

Journal reference: Nature Sustainability 2019, 250-252
DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0270-x

Abstract

Advances in genetic engineering have placed synthetic biology at a prime position to develop new products, materials, and services that could contribute to the 2030 UN Sustainable Development goals. These include novel materials for water purification, new bio-based products to replace toxic industrial chemicals, and engineered organisms for bioremediation. Supporting the development of synthetic biology initiatives in developing countries is needed to ensure these benefits are open to all.

Subject Areas

Synthetic biology; Sustainable Development Goals

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