The Biotechnology Rainbow

Biotechnology, the use of living systems to solve problems and make useful products, is massive and expanding. Its applications range from vaccines to shoes. How are scientists keeping track of this sprawling scientific field? Like they do with other large…

Five Sensational Synthetic Biology Projects

Synthetic biologists see cells as programmable machines that can be constructed (and reconstructed) with interchangeable parts made out of different DNA sequences. Part computer science, part biology, part engineering, and a large part out of the box thinking and creativity…