In June 2023, the world’s leading entrepreneurs gathered in Monaco for EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year™, the ultimate global competition for entrepreneurs. Thought leaders from EY Tech University and the EY Luminary Network led interactive “Future of” sessions to discuss critical business challenges and today’s hot-button issues that will greatly impact our collective future.
Andrew Hessel, Co-founder and Chairman of the Center of Excellence for Engineering Biology and Genome Project-write, spoke on the Future of Humanity. Putting DNA code into a biological system is like planting a seed in soil. That biological system will produce outputs such as food, fuel, or even an entire organism. If you can write DNA, you can engineer anything biological – and today, we have the digital tools to do that and create synthetic biology. Below are key takeaways from Andrew’s presentation.
How can investment in synthetic biology elevate the human experience?
“Manipulating DNA used to be really hard,” says Hessel. “It took special training, special facilities, and it was slow work. Today, we have digital tools. The software is rapidly improving.” Hear more about today’s improvements in biological manipulations.