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Autodesk prints a virus

Virus Autodesk
Autodesk Builds Its Own Virus, as the Software Giant Develops Design Tools for Life Itself @ Re/code.

Autodesk, which develops design software for building very big things, just built a very small thing. Its own virus. The San Rafael, Calif., company has revealed to Re/code that last month it produced a synthetic Phi-X174 bacteriophage, a virus that infects the E. coli bacteria but is totally benign for humans. They conducted the experiment in a controlled lab setting with the help of Dr. Paul Jaschke of Stanford University.

We thought Autodesk was going to buy a 3D printer company, they’re going to skip that and get a DNA sequencer 🙂


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