Author - Ian Haydon

Can we go carbon negative?

For centuries, humans rummaged around. We built homes with gathered wood. We stretched animal skins. The Earth provided ready-made building blocks — for front doors, and for shoes — and our material needs were met...

Towards data-driven biotechnology

Want to know whether a company is fit for the future? Measure what it does with bytes, not barrels. Data centers are the new oil refineries, argues The Economist. Where black sludge and steam once marked the beating...

Are programmable plants the future of farming?

After publishing On The Origin of Species, Charles Darwin turned his formidable attention away from grand theories of evolution and towards another biological mystery: the subtle behavior of plants. At his home in...

To Go Green, Synthetic Biologists Should Think Blue

An innovation prize awaits anyone who develops sustainable “fish-free” fish oils. This article is brought to you by our sponsor, The F3 Challenge. Globally, we eat a lot of fish. Fish exports reeled in $148 billion...