Harnessing synthetic biology for sustainable development

Advances in synthetic biology have the potential to develop new products, materials and services that could contribute to the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Support for synthetic biology initiatives in developing countries is needed to ensure that these benefits are open to all.

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Fig. 1: Commercialization of plant natural products using synthetic biology.

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French, K.E. Harnessing synthetic biology for sustainable development. Nat Sustain 2, 250–252 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-019-0270-x

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