Jay Keasling poses with artemisia. The plant's genes are useful for creating antimalaria drugs.
Jay Keasling, UC Berkeley professor of chemical engineering and director of the new NSF-funded Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center (SynBERC), holds a sprig of artemisia, a plant from which he extracted genes that he inserted into microbes to produce an antimalaria drug.
Credit: Peg Skorpinski, U.C. Berkeley
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