The Microbiology of Desire: A Microbe’s View of the World

In humans, our own cells are outnumbered by as much as ten to one by those of our microbiome. Given humankind’s growing dependence on microbes to make everything from beer to bioplastics, it might be time to ask: who’s really running the show?

A Year in Review: Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold at SynBioBeta 2019

Last week, a new class of Nobel Prize winners was honored at the 2019 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony.

The kids are alright: synthetic biology’s training grounds now have a Twist

Meet the determined, imaginative young researchers who are using biology to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, with a little help from the companies and entrepreneurs who know what it takes.

Digitizing biology and scaling precision medicine companies: the role of enabling technology and the right capital

A conversation with four leaders of companies that have successfully scaled and are heading the charge to make the promise of digitizing biology a life-changing reality.

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Can Synthetic Biology Inspire The Next Wave of AI?

In building the world’s first airplane at the dawn of the 20th century, the Wright Brothers took inspiration from the “insightful” movements of birds. They observed and reverse-engineered aspects of the wing in nature...

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BP and Arzeda Announce Collaboration Expansion

SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — BP (NYSE: BP) and Arzeda, the Protein Design Company™, are pleased to announce they have entered a second extended collaboration agreement for developing a bio-process for...

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