Alexander Reed

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Designing life from scratch used to be the job of science fiction writers. However, an emerging group of biologists has successfully turned the idea of constructing completely new life forms into an innovative scientific discipline known as synthetic biology.

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Deep in a hangar that was once used to make nuclear fuel rods, scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are designing cutting-edge coolants for protecting critical organs during medical emergencies as well as planned surgeries.