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Who’s Going to Use DNA to Store Their Data?

Emily Leproust, a leader in DNA synthesis, is turning genes into living hard drives

A portrait photo of Emily Leproust seated with her arms crossed at a wooden table. Leproust is CEO of Twist Bioscience.

DDNA synthesis — the writing of genes — is undergoing a revolution. Advances in genetics mean the market for DNA is booming. Academic and industry scientists alike are using synthetic genes to develop new medical treatments, foods, and industrial…



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Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.