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wearables
wearables

Nanomesh On-Skin Electronics Are a New Biointerface Frontier

New sensors are basically temporary tattoos that act as electronics interfaces.
Michael Byrne
7.17.17
genetics
genetics

CRISPR Co-Creator Isn’t Super Psyched About the J. Lo ‘CRISPR’ Show

Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique, responds.
Carl Franzen
10.20.16
FOOD
FOOD

New Stem Cell Discovery Could Boost Corn Crop Yields by an Astounding 50 Percent

A big discovery from Cold Spring Harbor that could extend to even more staple crops.
Michael Byrne
5.16.16
fitness
fitness

Biotech Company Offers Fitness and Beauty-Focused Genetic Tests

This Boston-based biotech company has rolled out a variety of genetic test products.
Kari Paul
1.9.16
tech
tech

Lab-Grown Shrimp Is Silicon Valley’s Latest, and Most Ambitious, Frankenfood

A biotech start-up called New Wave Foods is currently trying to create a plant protein-based, lab-grown, faux shrimp
Kaleigh Rogers
11.12.15
HIV
HIV

When Drug Startups Make Big Pharma Look Like the Good Guy

In which a recently formed pharmaceutical company run by a disgraced hedge fund manager starts charging $750 a pill for an essential drug.
Michael Byrne
9.20.15
Interview
Interview

The Dawn of GM Humans: BOY-1 Creator HS Tak on Our Inevitable Genetic Future

A new comic book series from IDW explores humanity’s next evolutionary leap.
Becky Ferreira
8.9.15
environment
environment

Researchers Love E. Coli Because They Can Make It Poop Plastic

Modified microbes have the potential to help reduce our carbon footprint and our reliance on oil at the same time.
Arthur White
7.3.15
Goodbye Meatbags
Goodbye Meatbags

Play Our Biohacking, Activity-Tracking Board Game of the Future

Intrusions versus convenience? Biotech brings humanity forward in some ways, while holding us back in others.
Susie Cagle
4.14.15
startups
startups

Software Is Designing Useful Microbes That Don't Exist in Nature

A startup called 20n has already made a Tylenol clone with its genetically-engineered microbes.
Kari Paul
3.26.15
Culture
Culture

The Biohacker Startup that Wants to Take Biotech Back from Corporations

Synbiota wants more people to engineer DNA in their garages.
Kari Paul
3.14.15
The Building Blocks of Everything
The Building Blocks of Everything

The Textile Designer Who Wants to Grow Leather in a Lab

And silk, and pearl, and nylon.
Kari Paul
3.12.15