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Biofabs booming
Posted: 14 September 2007

“Biofabs” produce made-to-order genes, the stretches of DNA that contain the instructions for living creatures. The foundries take orders over the Internet from pharmaceutical companies or academic scientists and ship back the finished genes in as little as a week or two. The genes can be used to genetically engineer bacteria or other cells to make proteins, or in various types of biological research.
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/12/technology/techspecial/12gene.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

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