We explore ways to harness biology for green chemistry and improve environmental and health safety, via strong metabolic and genetic isolation. Novel genetic codes can enable these goals as well as provide muti-virus resistance. We need ways to rigorously test intentional spread (or lack of spread) of novel functions in wild species in a laboratory environment.
Relevant companies: Joule, LS9.
Relevant Church Lab Publications:
2013 Probing the limits of genetic recoding in essential genes. Science.
2013 Genomically Recoded Organisms Impart New Biological Functions. Science.
2013 Redirector: designing cell factories by reconstructing the metabolic objective. PLoS Comput Biol.