DeepMind has given us the 3-D structures of all human proteins. What does it mean for biofacturing?
Does a billionaire space race really help humankind?
A handful of tourists are taking joy rides to space, but humanity’s true prospects for thriving on- and off-planet depend on unlocking the microbial factories all around us.
Let’s not call it AI
Vytas SunSpiral thinks the field of artificial intelligence is kind of cursed. Not because it can’t solve big problems across many domains — it’s already done that — but because of its name.
The Drug Supply Chain Is Broken. A New Breakthrough Paves The Way For On-Demand Plant-Based Medicines.
Christina Smolke and her lab report a breakthrough in making plant-based medicines that lays the foundation for a flexible, on-demand drug supply chain to replace our current fragmented and slow-moving one. The solution: use yeast instead of plants.
Eric Schmidt’s Five Insights About Navigating Coronavirus That Every Business Leader Needs To Hear Now
The former CEO of Google thinks we need to act faster on coronavirus, and that the companies to transform themselves now are going to win.
The great digital shift: Where synthetic biology, biomanufacturing, and biopharma combine
A new partnership between Riffyn and Novozymes is a great example of how lab automation, data processing, and biology and coming together to transform our digital health future.
How The Cloud Can Solve Life Science’s Big Data Problem
Small startups and big companies alike are recognizing that modern biotech R&D is as much a data problem as a science problem. Cloud technologies offer a way to bring together massive amounts of complex data to improve the way we feed, fuel, heal, and build our world with biology.
How Neural Nets Will Personalize Medicine: Meet The Startup That’s Changing How We Find New Drugs
Finding new medicines is like finding a needle in a haystack. By linking a powerful computational approach to advances in chemical manufacturing, this company is making piles of needles.
The best mistake I ever made
As the synthetic biology community began to take shape, I took the toughest job I could ever love — and found my passion.
Synthetic biologists: How we organize
This 2013 Nature op/ed explores a big-tent approach to organizing a national synthetic biology strategy in the U.S.