bioengineering

teens

This Teen Translated a Bible Verse Into DNA and Injected It Into Himself

Will bioengineering become the hot new teen trend?
Daniel Oberhaus
1.7.19
2070

Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself

A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Rebecca Flowers
1.23.18
bioengineering

‘Urban Biomining’ Could Be Used to Print Electronics on Earth and Beyond

Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
Becky Ferreira
4.10.17
Trust Your Gut

Can We Turn Our Intuition Into a Real-Life Superpower?

US military scientists are trying to identify where "gut feelings" come from in an effort to create the perfect soldiers.
Adam Piore
3.20.17
brazil

Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van

Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
DNA

Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War

If China pursues human genetic enhancement and the US retreats under a conservative government, it could create a divide between the modified and the not, sewing the seeds of global conflict.
Zoltan Istvan
12.13.16
climate change

More Powerful Enzymes Could Help Plants Save the World from Climate Change

Stronger plants could make for a carbon sequestration strategy within reach of everyone.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.17.16
robots

To Make a Heart from Scratch, First Build a Robot Stingray

Researchers eventually want to make hybrid hearts for human patients.
Emiko Jozuka
7.7.16
earth

The Clever Evolutionary Engineering That Keeps Penguins Ice-Free

Understanding this prerequisite to the penguin lifestyle has proven difficult, but Chinese researchers now have some answers.
Michael Byrne
2.29.16
earth

Optical Engineers Weld Together Individual Neurons for the First Time

A new tool for making and repairing brains.
Michael Byrne
2.10.16
studies

Genetic Kill-Switches Promise to Keep Bioengineered Bacteria in Check

Meet 'Deadman' and 'Passcode.'
Michael Byrne
12.9.15
earth

Engineers Combine Biological Energy-Harvesting with Electronic Circuits

The future promises bomb-sniffing dogs on a chip and so much more.
Michael Byrne
12.8.15
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