Can Cultured Meat Ever Be More Than a Science Experiment?
Entrepreneurs are brewing up fish, meat, and fowl in spite of skeptics who say that lab-grown meat will never be feasible at an industrial scale.
2023 Predictions—the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
What to expect in genetic engineering, neuroscience, psychedelics, longevity research, digital health, food, human performance, wellbeing, and of course, ChatGPT.
What if We Didn’t Have to Test New Drugs on Animals?
As organ-on-a-chip technology comes of age, the bipartisan FDA Modernization Act 2.0 would remove the requirement that new drugs must undergo animal testing before human clinical trials.
4 Books to Read Right Now
Mini forests, seed preservation, our synthetic biology future, and a comic on depression.
Pulling Steaks From Thin Air
Meat made from recycled carbon dioxide is on its way. But will it taste good?
The Synthetic Biology Community Builder
An interview with MIT biologist David Sun Kong—on science, activism, and how biotechnology can empower ordinary people.
Hacking Mother’s Milk
Demand from body builders, neonatal intensive care units, and Big Pharma fuels synbio substitutions for the goodness of breast milk.
What to Expect in Neuroscience, Genetics, Longevity, Biotech, and Psychedelics in 2022
We ask the experts what’s coming in the next 12 months.
The Fusion of mRNA and Immunotherapy
Combining these two technologies can make CAR T cell therapy effective, accessible, and affordable for heart disease and cancer.