Drew Endy, a bioengineering professor, in his office at Stanford University, Oct 22, 2021. Endy sees synthetic biology as a sweeping force that can reshape the sciences, society and culture. “The potential is for civilisation-scale flourishing, a world of abundance not scarcity, supporting a growing global population without destroying the planet.” Deanne Fitzmaurice/The New York Times

This scientist thinks synthetic biology can save us

Drew Endy is squarely focused on the potential of redesigning organisms for useful purposes. He also acknowledges significant challenges