A New Kind of Natural
An artist imagines life forms that will arise from the convergence of technology and biology.
Plastic-Eating Microbes to the Rescue?
Nature breaks everything down—eventually. It’s time to accelerate the process.
Young Biodesigners Unveil Clever Ideas for a Cleaner World
Student competitors turn jellyfish, microorganisms, and even hair cells into useful things.
Angela Belcher Commands a Virus to Hunt a Deadly Cancer
An engineer lights up tiny tumors that doctors can’t see.
The Birth of Wetware
Forget what you may have heard about neural networks in software. This startup is making a computer with living neurons.
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.