Category: Bio & Science

Recognizing the Next CRISPR-Level Tech for Biology



Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for her co-discovery of CRISPR/Cas9, a versatile genome editing platform. In the decade since its discovery the toolbox of CRISPR technologies has exploded, acting like rocket fuel for curiosity-driven science. It is also increasingly a foundational technology for many biotech companies. In this conversation, Doudna chats... Read More

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Can Synthetic Biology and Pond Scum Deliver Carbon-Neutral Manufacturing?



Synthetic biology has long promised to make production of medicines, foods, chemicals and materials cheaper and more sustainable. Yet, while many products can now be made through synbio, the bio-based manufacturing revolution is still not here. A major bottleneck to realizing the opportunity of synbio is the production process: the existing options are tricky and... Read More

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A Guide to Decentralized Biotech



Traditionally, American biotech has been a highly centralized industry. Most companies have been clustered in a handful of cities and operated using teams of in-house scientists. When biotech first gained its footing in the 1980s, there were good reasons for its centralized structure, including geographic proximity to the universities supplying talent and IP. But recent... Read More

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