Student or Learner
I read this in an article and I don't really understand what it means:
It is now possible to conceive of a world in which new bacteria are designed on a computer and then grown to order.
What does grown to order mean?
I would need a good deal more context to be able to interpret that statement. Genetics can do wonders as far as hybridization in plant cells, etc. goes. Do provide a bit more of the article if possible.
Specifically, though, 'grown to order' would mean grown as you needed it or as you requested it. I live in a region of the world which is highly agricultural, and I know that seed manufacturers do produce (create?!) plants which are specifically engineered to be most successful in our climate.
I hope that was helpful.