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EMBO Rep. 2018 Apr;19(4). pii: e45658. doi: 10.15252/embr.201745658. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

The power of synthetic biology for bioproduction, remediation and pollution control: The UN's Sustainable Development Goals will inevitably require the application of molecular biology and biotechnology on a global scale.

de Lorenzo V1,2, Prather KL1,3, Chen GQ1,4,5, O'Day E1,6, von Kameke C1,7, Oyarzún DA1,8, Hosta-Rigau L1,9, Alsafar H1,10, Cao C1,11, Ji W1,12, Okano H1,13, Roberts RJ1,14, Ronaghi M1,15, Yeung K1,16, Zhang F1,17,18,19, Lee SY1,20,21.

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1
Global Future Council on the Future of Biotechnologies, World Economic Forum, Geneva, Switzerland.
2
Systems Biology Program, National Center of Biotechnology CSIC, Madrid, Spain.
3
Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.
4
Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology, MOE Lab for Industrial Biocatalysis, Tsinghua-Peking University Center of Life Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
5
Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
6
Olaris Therapeutics, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA.
7
BioInnovators Europe, Berlin, Germany.
8
Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, London, UK.
9
Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Center for Nanomedicine and Theranostics, Technical University of Denmark, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark.
10
Khalifa University Center for Biotechnology, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
11
University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China.
12
Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, Yunnan, China.
13
Department of Physiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
14
New England Biolabs, Ipswich, MA, USA.
15
Illumina Inc., San Diego, CA, USA.
16
The Centre for Technology, Ethics, Law, & Society, Law School, King's College London, London, UK.
17
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA, USA.
18
McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA.
19
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA.
20
Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (BK21 Plus Program), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea.
21
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby, Denmark.

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