Emily Leproust is an early pioneer in the synthesis and sequencing of DNA.

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As cofounder and CEO of Twist Bioscience, Emily Leproust drives new applications for DNA writing to address the global challenges of public health, therapeutic development, food insecurity and sustainability. Foreign Policy named her one of the leading "Global Thinkers" for fast-tracking the building blocks of life and Fast Company highlighted her as one of the "Most Creative People in Business" for synthesizing DNA faster than ever. Leproust earned her PhD in organic chemistry from the University of Houston and her MSc in industrial chemistry from the Lyon School of Industrial Chemistry in France. She has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and numerous patents.

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Symbiotic: The talks of TED@BCG 2020

October 23, 2020

How can we make advances in technology that don’t require massive job losses? Work with nature to protect both the planet and humanity? Ensure all people are treated equitably? In a day of talks, interviews and performances, 17 speakers and performers shared ideas about a future in which people, technology and nature thrive interdependently. The […]

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