How GMOs Will Let Astronauts Live on Mars

Don’t panic, future astronauts, but GMOs will probably accompany you on your adventures to deep space.

Scientists hope to genetically engineer organisms to survive off-Earth and to do some of the dirty work on spaceships and other planets. The field of study is called “space synthetic biology.” And this new frontier in genetic research could be key to opening up the final frontier.
Biology as Technology
Synthetic biology refers, generally speaking, to the work of giving some organism a

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