|Founded||San Francisco, United States (2011 )|
Cambrian Genomics was a biotechnology company based in San Francisco which used a laser-based technique to synthesize DNA. Cambrian Genomics produced genetic material for a 2013 effort to produce genetically modified glowing plants for sale to the public. A Kickstarter campaign raised $500,000 for the Glowing Plant project.
The company's founder, Austen Heinz, died at the age of 31 on May 24, 2015.
The company encountered difficulties getting plants to emit significant amounts of light, and announced via email in December 2017 that it had exhausted other money-earning bioluminescence ideas and was ceasing operations.
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