New Article: The Human Operating System Gets an Overhaul w/ Andrew Hessel
I interviewed Andrew Hessel, Synthetic Biologist & Catalyst for Human Genome Project-write, arguably the boldest global science project in the works right now. Think of it this way — right now, around the globe, synthetic biologists are building novel organisms from scratch for an array of purposes in medicine, energy, agriculture, and other fields. GP-write aims to use these same tools to build a much more familiar organism: a human cell, complete with all the DNA required to produce more human cells. Mastery of this technique could wipe out diseases and bring about other applications that we can’t yet imagine. It’s the ultimate engineering blueprint for life.