biotechnology

brains

Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth

Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.
Becky Ferreira
8.20.18
HOTY2017

This Food Scientist Wants to Save Lives With a Hypoallergenic Peanut

Hortense Dodo has pioneered a process for engineering safer peanuts that can prevent deadly reactions.
Becky Ferreira
1.26.18
biological circuits

Hacked E. Coli Shows the Promise of Programmable Biology

Researchers turn living cells into biological sensing and computing platforms.
Michael Byrne
7.26.17
Fashion

With Wool and Down Off the Table, What the Heck Do Vegans Wear in the Winter?

Biotech is quickly advancing the world of textiles to give vegans animal-free options to stay cozy.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.25.16
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
FBI

Why Is The FBI Reaching Out To Student Bioengineers?

America's top investigative agency is looking to stop bioterror before it happens.
Alexandra Ossola
11.28.16
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

This Startup Is Making Cow-Free Cow’s Milk Because Vegan Ice Cream Sucks

Perfect Day Foods uses 3D-printed milk DNA to brew real cow’s milk, without the cow.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.16.16
death

Chemical Hacking Lets Skin Cells Beat as Heart Cells

... and function as neurons.
Michael Byrne
4.27.16
machines

New 'Stentrode' Goes Deep Inside the Brain Without the Need for Brain Surgery

A new minimally invasive way of delivering electrodes into the brain's darkest corners.
Michael Byrne
2.13.16
DIY

Queer Artist Launches DIY Gender Hormone Biohacking Project

This artist wants queer and trans people to be able to grow their own hormones at home.
Kari Paul
11.30.15
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