Yes, that's poop. Image: Daisy Ginsberg
How Synthetic Biology Could Change the World
Daisy Ginsberg is an artist and designer currently exploring the frontiers of possibility in the emergent field of synthetic biology. She just gave what was by far one
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TIME Magazine wonders ...
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