Investment firm Fifty Years aims to enlist more people with at least graduate-level scientific education in startup investing Venture-capital firm Fifty Years wants to bring late-stage academics into investing.
Scientists are closing in on synthesizing a way to naturally break plastic down to its component parts. But huge questions remain—like what happens if plastic we still need starts to be consumed. Three
If Every Governor Were Like Gavin Newsom, The Bioeconomy Would Be Booming Nationally. Here Are 5 Reasons Why.
“California's economy did not become the fifth-largest in the world in spite of our environmental regulations. We flourished, in part, because of them.” So says California Governor Gavin Newsom in a recent
The cannabis industry is booming. And it is not the work of the Grateful Dead-loving, tie-dyed wearing stoners, it is another unexpected demographic. According to a 2019 CFN study, women are the fastest-growing
Can We Redesign The Modern City With Synthetic Biology? Could We Grow Our Houses Instead Of Building Them?
Imagine waking up every morning in a house that is just as alive as you are. With synthetic biology, your future home could be a living, breathing marvel of nature and biotechnology. Yes, it’s a bold But
Cars, Carbon, and Chlamydomonas: How These Five Synthetic Biology Companies Will Disrupt the Automotive Industry
Imagine having a car that runs on carbon emissions - one of the main drivers in climate change. Imagine that your car seat is made with leather from fungi and the fabrics and carpets in your car are stain-repellent
“With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” — Meet Alexander Titus The Department Of Defense’s Head Of Biotechnology
What keeps you up at night?, I ask. “Being left behind. And the reason is that when you start to slow down, you lose grasp on what is cutting edge and what is coming around the corner,” Dr. Alexander replies.
‘The Age Of Waste’ Is How Our Era Will Be Remembered. These 5 Synthetic Biology Companies Are Changing That
They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Well, we’ve been left with an overabundance of CO2 and, rather than panicking about it, the synthetic biology industry is bottling it up and leading
With Food Security Becoming One Of Our Biggest Challenges For Humankind’s Survival, What's On The Menu For The 9 Billion
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Ginkgo Bioworks, a Boston-based synthetic biology company, raked in $290 million in Series E financing, which the company plans to use to accelerate its biotech efforts across a diverse field of industries
“Would you call me a synthetic biologist?” Frances Arnold asks me. Yes, I reply. “Then I’m happy to be a synthetic biologist.” That’s how my conversation concluded with Frances Arnold, a Caltech professor
Here’s A Must-Read Before Tonight’s Party: The World’s First GMO Probiotic Is Here To End All Hangovers — And It Works
Drink like there’s tomorrow” that is the company slogan of ZBiotics, the synthetic biology company selling a probiotic supplement that prevents hangovers. With its recent launch on August 17th, the FDA
Synthetic Biology Company Ginkgo Bioworks Tops $4 Billion Valuation, Pushing Its Ph.D. Founders’ Stakes To Some $250 Million
Synthetic biology company Ginkgo Bioworks said today that it had raised $290 million, a giant funding round for an area of technology that its founders believe will be as life-changing as computers were