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'Directed Evolution' Pioneer Frances Arnold Opens Up About Sustainable Biofuels (VIDEO)

02/25/2013 07:47 am ET | Updated Feb 25, 2013

"Directed evolution" may save our polluted planet. At least, chemical engineer Dr. Frances Arnold sees it that way.

The recent National Medal of Technology and Innovation recipient is credited with pioneering the technique of directed evolution, a method used to engineer proteins or evolve certain organisms, leading to the revolutionary production of renewable fuels and chemicals, among other results.

Could the developments in Dr. Arnold's lab change our future? Check out the video above and/or click the link below for her perspective. And join the conversation by leaving your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Come on, talk nerdy to me!

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