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iGEM: the Future is Bright for Science

The article was first published on BioByDesign, a student blog for synthetic biology.

In the corner of a cavernous convention hall, the FBI hands out business cards. Nearby, someone is tested for Zika virus and a six-foot praying mantis weaves between the tables. High-school students are explaining genome editing to college graduates and Australians are teaching Austrians about a tiny robot powered by E. coli.

It could only be iGEM.

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