Without the ability to synthesize DNA, biotechnology would not be where it is today. In this, The Living Revolution Podcast episode, Dr. John Gill, Senior Director of Research and Development at Codex DNA, dives into the future of DNA synthesis technology and how his team brings automated DNA synthesis to the lab bench. John’s team has been working on the concept of a digital-to-biological converter since 2011. Today, the BioXpTM synthetic biology workstation system enables the synthesis of long genes, fragments, clones, and mRNA on the benchtop. With the development of SOLA EDS approach (Short Oligonucleotide ligation assembly Enzymatic DNA Synthesis) John shares how building oligos on demand can transform a variety of oligo-dependent life science applications as well as enable the synthesis of long genes, mRNA, and proteins on demand. The enzymatic methods used also provide a safer, non-toxic alternative than current options that produce toxic chemicals enabling chemical-free synthesis in labs around the world.