synthetic biology

Gnarly fungus habitats could really be a thing on the Moon and Mars

Gnarly fungus habitats could really be a thing on the Moon and Mars

1p>Ever read a fairy tale that goes down the rabbit hole of creatures living in or on mushrooms, like Alice in Wonderland’s Absolem (above)? Humans could someday be those creatures—in space.NASA is
Using a DNA-Based 'Computer,' Scientists Get the Square Root of 900

Using a DNA-Based 'Computer,' Scientists Get the Square Root of 900

Using a computer-like system made from engineered DNA, scientists have computed the square root of 900.Read more...
Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

Bricks Alive! Scientists Create Living Concrete

“A Frankenstein material” is teeming with — and ultimately made by — photosynthetic microbes. And it can reproduce.
Scientists genetically engineer E. coli to produce the psychedelic psilocybin

Scientists genetically engineer E. coli to produce the psychedelic psilocybin

Finally, researchers are again exploring the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics to treat the likes of depression, addiction, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. To provide pharmaceutical-quality
DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

There could be a million different structures with the ability to store genetic information, according to a recent paper. Read more...
DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

DNA Could Be One of a Million Possible Genetic Molecules

There could be a million different structures with the ability to store genetic information, according to a recent paper. Read more...
Could Protein Spun Like Cotton Candy Make Lab-Grown Steak Possible?

Could Protein Spun Like Cotton Candy Make Lab-Grown Steak Possible?

Synthetic meat products might come even closer to the texture of slaughtered meats with the help of what are essentially modified cotton candy machines. Read more...
Novameat has a platform for 3D-printing steaks and has new money to take it to market

Novameat has a platform for 3D-printing steaks and has new money to take it to market

Novameat, a Spanish startup looking to accelerate the development of alternative proteins across the meat aisle, has gotten a boost in the form of new investment capital from the leading foodtech
Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.
Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.
Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.
Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

Got Impossible Milk? The Quest for Lab-Made Dairy

With advances in synthetic biology, researchers and entrepreneurs strive to create cows’ milk without cows.
Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells

Scientists Can Finally Build Feedback Circuits in Cells

The circuitry could act as control mechanisms in safe, smart cells programmed to kill tumors and treat brain injuries.
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.
New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

New Weapons Against Cancer: Millions of Bacteria Programmed to Kill

Genetically modified microbes release “nanobodies” that alert the immune system to cancer in mice, scientists report.