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Published on Jan 4, 2017
Can we make synthetic cells? Why would we want to do it?
Kate Adamala is a biochemist working on building cell-like bioreactors that mimic live organisms. She is an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Her research group aims at using those cell mimics, aka synthetic minimal cells, to develop new tools for bioengineering, drug development and for understanding how biology works. Kate’s research spans questions from the origin and earliest evolution of life, through using synthetic biology to colonize space, to the future of biotechnology and medicine.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx