It’s been more than 30 years since man discovered how to cut and splice genes. However, it’s remained a tedious manual job in the research lab, rather than becoming an automated industrial process. Now that’s about to change, and the implications are enormous. Just as making circuits changed from soldering components together in the 1940s to designing libraries of silicon logic for machines to synthesize in the 1980s, bioengineering is being transformed. We’ll examine the opportunities and threats you need to understand.