10 Tips to Transform Your Career and Science Culture
Pioneering synthetic biologist Pamela Silver drops some wisdom.
The World Has a Data Storage Problem. Is DNA the Answer?
Within 10 years, archival data may be routinely stored in base pairs rather than bytes.
Living Pharmacies Could Remedy Disrupted Sleep
DARPA is developing an implantable device with bioengineered cells for treating everything from traveler’s diarrhea to jet lag.
Raw Emotion Grows in UK Debate Over Gene-Edited Crops
Will fears of climate change cause Great Britain to loosen its restrictions on genetically edited crops?
Biohackers in Space (Almost)
This eclectic mix of researchers is exploring off-Earth living in radical new ways.
Cloning Wildlife and Editing their Genes to Protect Them and Us
Tweaking the genes of wild animals could save endangered species and protect humans from disease. But there’s a risk.
The Revolution Will Not Be Tenderized
We’re more than a decade into the alt-protein revolution. Will meatless beef ever replace the real thing?
To Boldly Go Where No Pharma Has Gone Before
Astropharmacies could grow drugs on demand for future space travelers.
30 Great Gifts for Biologically Inspired People
Featuring cactus shoes, custom probiotics, never-ending glow sticks, and more.
Get Up to Speed On the State of Eco-Fashion
The race is on to bioengineer carbon-neutral, recyclable, biodegradable, and affordable materials.
After the Madness—Pandemic Silver Linings in Bioscience
Will the frenzied rush to understand and treat SARS-CoV-2 bring longer lasting benefit to the world of scientific research and medicine?
Plastic-Eating Microbes to the Rescue?
Nature breaks everything down—eventually. It’s time to accelerate the process.
The Dawn of Cheap and Easy DNA Writing
These startups are developing new ways to reprogram biology by producing custom genes from scratch.
How to Turn Science Fiction into Science Fact
George Church and Ramez Naam on the limitations of evolution, the power of matchmaking, and why we should send single-cell computers into deep space.