A fascinating case study by Alexandra DAISY Ginsberg proposes a future where genetically modified plants (synthetic biology) will replace the mechanical manufacturing process.
Synthetic biology enabled us to harness our natural environment for the production of things. Coded into the DNA of a plant, product parts grow within the supporting system of the plant's structure. When fully developed, they are stripped like a walnut from its shell or corn from its husk, ready for assembly.
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