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TEDTalks : Dan Gibson—How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet

Author: Infobase,; TED (Firm)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : TED, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2018] 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Infobase,; TED (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1100449792
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by TED, 2018.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 05, 2018.
Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (15 min., 9 sec)) : sound, color.
Contents: TEDTalks: Dan Gibson—How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet (15:09);
Responsibility: TED.

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Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to download personalized prescriptions in our homes.

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