Mobilizing the Planet’s Genetic Diversity with Synthetic Biology

By Jeffrey Marlow

Mobilizing the Planet's Genetic Diversity with Synthetic Biology

1,4-Butanediol isn’t exactly the flashiest product on the market: with a four-carbon chain bounded by alcohol groups, the thick, colorless liquid is one of those “industrial chemicals” that makes the eyes glaze over. But the diminutive molecule is worth some serious cash, with an estimated global market cap of $2 billion. Ultimately, 1,4-butanediol, also known […]

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