Jacob Goldstein spent more than a decade as co-host of the Planet Money podcast. He's also the author of the book Money: The True Story of a Made-Up Thing, which the New…
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Christina Smolke is the co-founder and CEO of Antheia. Antheia is a synthetic biology company — they’re in the business of genetically engineering microorganisms to produce commercial products.
Christina’s problem is this: How do you turn yeast cells into tiny factories to create the active ingredients in generic drugs. If Christina and her team solve this problem, they won’t solve the drug shortage problem entirely. But they might help make it better.