Is the World Ready for Synthetic People?
Stanford bioengineer Drew Endy doesn’t mind bringing dragons to life. What really scares him are humans. by David Ewing Duncan
The Human Operating System Gets an Overhaul
Forget editing genes. This guy wants to write brand-new ones. by Steven Kotler
6 Amazing Things to Watch in Synthetic Biology
Teleported molecules, custom genomes, and other innovations that will deliver on the technology’s biggest promises.
The Audacity of Synthetic Biologists
Sophia Roosth puts big questions to the people who are reviving extinct species and building organisms from scratch.
It’s Time to Believe in Synthetic Biology
Juan Enriquez bets on the end of undruggable targets, the power of programmable cells, and a machine that cooks up biological material. by David Ewing Duncan