synthetic biology

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
Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp’s Latest Short Film ‘Zygote’ Is Pure Biological Horror

The latest release from Oats Studios stars Dakota Fanning and takes place in a gritty, dangerous futuristic mining outpost.
Carl Franzen
7.12.17
bioengineering

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

Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
Becky Ferreira
4.10.17
Podcast

Your Next T-Shirt Could Be Made Out of Seaweed

Radio Motherboard takes a deeper look into synthetic biology.
Ankita Rao
12.6.16
Science

The Guy Behind Long-Delayed Glowing Plants Kickstarter Wants to Sell You Moss

Antony Evans still hasn’t shipped any glow-in-the-dark plants, but he wants you to trust him on his new product.
Madison Margolin
11.29.16
videos

Get Ready for the Easy Bake Oven of Homemade Body Parts

Co-founder Andrew Pelling has already grown human ear cells on top of apples.
Samantha Cole
11.28.16
videos

The New Adidas Are Made From Lab-Grown Spider Silk

The Futurecraft Biofabric will be 100 percent biodegradable, according to the apparel company.
Samantha Cole
11.25.16
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
Culture

The Field of Synthetic Biology Runs on Speculative Fiction

Scientists who are working on bioengineering techniques must realize that their work speculates a future where their breakthroughs will be embraced by society.
Jason Koebler
11.18.16
synthetic biology

What Synthetic Biology Is Doing to Our Houseplants

A genetically modified moss that pumps out patchouli fragrance is in the works.
Russ Douglas
7.22.16
evolution

Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.
Sarah Emerson
5.3.16
Science

The Simplest Living Organism Ever Has 437 Genes and Was Made in a Laboratory

"Our long-term vision has been to design and build synthetic organisms on demand where you can add in specific functions and predict what the outcome is going to be."
Jason Koebler
3.24.16
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