Synthetic Biology→

Motherboard:

“Going forth from planet Earth, synthetic biology will be even more important, because now you’re dealing with environments in which nothing has evolved,” she told me. “If you’re on Mars, it’s a lot colder and there’s more radiation. Synthetic biology has the potential to make organisms that are more resistant to radiation or temperature extremes or whatever.”

I wonder how much money Monsanto is pouring into this sort of research? Hopefully a lot.