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Drew Endy

Drew Endy, a synthetic biologist and assistant professor of bioengineering, has been honored by the White House as part of its Champions of Change Open Science program, which recognizes those who promote and use “open scientific data and publications to accelerate progress and improve our world.”

Endy is known for his support of free access to genetic information and use of genetic materials. He has been one of the early promoters of open source biology and helped start the BioBricks Foundation, a public benefit organization, to advance biotechnology to benefit all people and the planet.