Jul 102014

What do we know about the synthetic forms of algae, and what would happen if they are released into the water and air? Not enough, says Rachel Smolker of Biofuelwatch.

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  1. […] Synthetic biology company Amyris, for example, reported that synthetic organisms escaped from its Brazillian plant last year. Escaping algae can pollute waterways, become invasive and rapidly reproduce, mutate and spread. […]

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