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Could Synthetic Biology Stop Global Warming?

Released Tuesday, 16th July 2019
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It's a fact: Latinos are concerned about climate change—actually more than non-Latinos. Producer (and guest host) Antonia Cereijido is no exception and her anxiety led her to the work of Héctor García Martín, a scientist at the Joint BioEnergy Institute. Synthetic biology is an emerging field that allows scientists to re-engineer biological systems for new purposes, and one major thing it could lead to is new biofuels which would reduce the release of carbon dioxide—the main cause of global warming. Latino USA dives into the world of synthetic biology, both the good and the bad.
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