The Consortium for Engineering Biology of the United States presented industry development plans for 20 years

Engineering biology has already achieved serious success - scientists have found a way to create fire-resistant wood,

produce artificial organs that are notrejects the body as well as microorganisms for the production of medicines and biofuels. Overall, the industry has matured enough to address many social issues, the consortium said in its report.

Some products of engineering biology are alreadyrepresented on the market: these are apples that do not spoil for a long time; antimalarial drug produced by bacteria; corn that produces its own insecticide. One of the startups at Berkeley creates animal cages for growing meat in a laboratory, and Emeryville grows lab textiles.

In the report of the consortium, its participants suggest that the US government should make biotechnology the same priority direction as the development of quantum computers.

This roadmap is a detailedtechnical guidance that will lead the field of synthetic biology to a great future. The document will be constantly updated following the development of science - or in response to high-profile discoveries or social needs that biotechnologists can solve.

Jay Kizling, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of California

Previously, scientists from the Novosibirsk StateResearch Center for Virology and Biotechnology "Vector" has developed a live influenza vaccine that is effective in the human body for at least five years.