Sunday, October 21, 2007

Jay Keasling and synthesizing the future

My heart's in Accra - Pop!Tech: Jay Keasling and synthesizing the future: "...Keasling is interested in manufacturing Artemisinin. Artemisinin is the latest weapon in the battle against malaria, a disease that effects 300 to 500 million people a year, killing 1-3 million of them. 90% of the people the disease kills are children under five years old. The economic impact of malaria is profound - nations effected are estimated to lose up to 50% of their GDP due to productivity losses from the disease [...]"

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