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News Digest #412 – COP26 in Review: It’s a Race Against the Clock (November 24, 2021)

News Digest #411 – Last Call – Chemicals & Materials Conference (Nov. 17) (November 16, 2021)

News Digest #410 – COP26 – Platform for Biotech Solutions to Climate Change (November 10, 2021, sponsored by Leaps by Bayer)

News Digest #409 – Live Events are Back!! (November 3, 2021)

News Digest #408 – Events Both Far and Near (October 27, 2021)

News Digest #407 – Networking & A Good Night’s Rest (October 20, 2021)

News Digest #406 – Did you say mushrooms, cement, and vegan dogs? (Plus: Q2 Investment Report) (October 13, 2021)

News Digest #405 – Q2 2021 Investment Report (Synthetic Biology) (October 6, 2021)

News Digest #404 – Lab-Grown Lobsters, WhatsApp Farming, and More…!! (September 29, 2021)

News Digest #403 – A Changing of the Editorial Guard (September 22, 2021)

News Digest #402 – A Truly Impressive Week in SynBio Funding! (September 15, 2021)

News Digest #401 – SynBioBeta’s Live Event is Rescheduled to Jan 25-27 (September 8, 2021, sponsored by BCG)

News Digest #400 – SynBioBeta 2021: Diligent Safety, Inspiring Sessions, and In-Person Networking! (September 1, 2021, sponsored by Twist Bioscience)

News Digest #399 – SynBioBeta Will Officially Be Live and In-Person This Oct 4-6! (August 25, 2021, sponsored by LanzaTech)

News Digest #398 – Our Delta Variant Safety Measures (August 18, 2021, sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks)

News Digest #397 – Biology Offers Hope After Climate Report (August 11, 2021, sponsored by BCG)

News Digest #396 – Editor’s Note on Zymergen + A Field Trip to the Future! + A Call to Action (August 4, 2021)

News Digest #395 – AbSci raises $200M IPO, Caribou Bio raises $304M IPO (July 28, 2021, sponsored by Inscripta)

News Digest #394 – Jennifer Doudna and Frances Arnold at SynBioBeta, Pivot Bio valued at $2B (July 21, 2021)

News Digest #393 – Caribou Biosciences files for $100M IPO, Arzeda and Unilever to design new enzymes (July 14, 2021)

News Digest #392 – SynBioBeta Partners with Ginkgo for the Bioeconomy’s Biggest Welcome Party! (July 7, 2021)

News Digest #391 – Visionary investor Cathie Wood joins our conference keynote lineup! (June 30, 2021)

News Digest #390 – Introducing Built with Biology Spotlight! Motif FoodWorks raises $226M (June 23, 2021) sponsored by Culture Biosciences

News Digest #389 – New Podcast Episode + Speak at SynBioBeta 2021! (June 16, 2021)

News Digest #388 – Sustainable Tuna Becomes A Reality On World Ocean Day, Is Tissue Engineering The Future of Cruelty-Free Fashion? (June 9, 2021)

News Digest #387 – We can’t wait to see you in-person + So You Want To Sell Your Genome As an NFT? Read This First (June 2, 2021)

News Digest #386 – The Search for a Cancer Vaccine: Have We Been Doing It All Wrong? (May 26, 2021)

News Digest #385 – Can Microbes Clean The World’s Most Polluted Waterways? ((sponsored by Singer Instruments, May 19, 2021)

News Digest #384 – Save the Date: SynBioBeta is Back Live in Oakland! + Ginkgo Goes Public (sponsored by Singer Instruments, May 12, 2021)

News Digest #383 – The DNA Market Is Going Cell-Free (May 5, 2021)

News Digest #382 – Who Owns CRISPR in 2021? (April 28, 2021)

News Digest #381 – Is Spatialomics the Next Frontier of Synthetic Biology? (April 21, 2021)

News Digest #380 – A Bio-Battery Is Harnessing the Power of DNA, Benchling Raises $200M (April 14, 2021)

News Digest #379 – Q1 Shatters Previous Synthetic Biology Investment Record – Signals Projected 2021 Investment of up to $34 Billion (April 4, 2021)

News Digest #378 – Scribe Therapeutics raises $100 million, how algae could help India’s air pollution crisis (March 31, 2021)

News Digest #377 –  Zymergen announces plans for IPO, can monoclonal antibodies cure Alzheimer’s? (March 24, 2021)

News Digest #376 – Synthetic biology is helping save sea life + What’s next for mRNA vaccines? (March 17, 2021)

News Digest #375 – SynBioBeta Biopharma Conference, Meet The UK’s First Synthetic Biology Unicorn (sponsored by Kilobaser, March 10, 2021)

News Digest #374 – Join us for Food & Ag live today at 9 am + CRISPR clinical trials: A 2021 update + Next-gen protein design

News Digest #373 – Clubhouse live at 8 am, Strateos live at 9 am, Food & Ag Keynote Speaker (February 24, 2021)

News Digest #372 – Join our Clubhouse, 8 am PST + synthetic biology benchmarking survey (February 17, 2021)

News Digest #371 –  Join SynBioBeta Live on Clubhouse @ 8am Pacific + Good Genes Magazine + Nanome! (February 10, 2021)

News Digest #370 – Food & Ag Early-Bird ends Thursday, Meet NfX Bio, The Unexplored Power of Microbes (February 3, 2021)

News Digest #369 – SynBioBeta Live with Strateos, meet the future of bacon, Ukko raises $40M (January 27, 2021)

News Digest #368 – Biden and the Bioeconomy (January 20, 2021)

News Digest #367 – Could CRISPR eradicate acne? Senti Biosciences raises $105 million, Air Protein $32 million (January 13, 2021)

News Digest #366 – Charles River Labs Acquires Distributed Bio (sponsored by Battelle, January 6, 2021)

News Digest #365 – Can synthetic biology make mosquito-borne diseases a thing of the past? (sponsored by Strateos, December 23, 2020)

News Digest #364 – AbCellera raises $555.5M, Intellia Therapeutics $201M, Sutro Biopharma $144.9M, Mosa Meat $75M, Deepcell $20M (sponsored by Conagen, December 16, 2020)

News Digest #363 – Building Customer Awareness for the Next Biotech Startup: Lessons from Brands & Biology (sponsored by Codexis, December 9, 2020)

News Digest #362 – Four hours until Brands and Biology, keep warm this winter with a sweater made from Brewed Protein, Ginkgo Bioworks to receive up to $1.1B. (sponsored by Hudson Robotics, December 2, 2020)

News Digest #361 – Resilience raises over $800M, Join us for Brands and Biology! (sponsored by OriCiro Genomics, November 25, 2020)

News Digest #360 – DNA Data Storage Alliance, MycoWorks raises $45M, Join us for Brands and Biology (sponsored by Riffyn, November 18, 2020)

News Digest #359 – Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, Where biology and computers combine, Cytek Biosciences raises $120M (sponsored by Molecular Assemblies, November 9, 2020)

News Digest #358 – Join our event today at 8 am PST + CRISPR edited seeds, LabGenius raises $15M, Deep Branch €2.5M (sponsored by Benchling, November 4, 2020)

News Digest #357 – What are the most exciting new topics in synthetic biology? Allonnia raises $40M, Prokarium $21M, Azitra $8M, Hyasynth $2.5M (sponsored by LanzaTech, October 28, 2020)

News Digest #356 – AbSci raises $65M, Provectus Algae $3.25M, Willow Biosciences $8M, BioMADE $87M (sponsored by Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, October 22, 2020)

News Digest #355 – The Social Dilemma: What can the biotech industry learn from the failures of the social media industry?  (October 15, 2020)

Leaps by Bayer sponsored newsletter: My thought-provoking interview with Tristan Harris…  (October 14, 2020)

News Digest #354 – Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier win Nobel Prize!

News Digest #353 – Investing in 10 Leaps that could change the world for better (Sponsored by Leaps by Bayer)

News Digest #352 – The synthetic biology industry’s biggest event of the year is just 13 days away

News Digest #351 – Synthetic biology startups raised $3B so far this year, Zymergen raises $300M, + tomorrow’s SynBioBeta Live Podcast! 

News Digest #350 – SynBioBeta 2020 is just 27 days away, Synthego raises $100M, and my Forbes column tops 1 million views!

News Digest #349 – SynBioBeta early bird ends Friday + announcing the schedule + Checkerspot raises $36M

News Digest #348 – The U.S. government awards Moderna an additional up to $1.5B, Impossible Foods raises $200M, Mission Bio $70M.

News Digest #347 – DCVC launches $350M fund, Atomwise raises $123M, AquaBounty raises $27.5M, Emerald Bioscience $7M

News Digest #346 – Bright Peak Therapeutics raises $35M, Mantra Bio $25M, New Age Meats $2M

News Digest #345 – Geltor raises $91M, DNA Script $89M, Moderna rolls on, and a new test for coronavirus-neutralizing antibodies

News Digest #344 – Berkeley Lights IPO values it at $3.6B, KFC is embracing the future of food

News Digest #343 – Funding the Next AWS of Biology, Perfect Day raises $300M, Kernel raises $53M + Arvind Gupta joins Mayfield

News Digest #342 – Sana Bio raises $821M, CRISPR Therapeutics €400M, Neoleukin $76.2M, Protera $5.6M

News Digest #341 – CRISPR COVID-19 testing at the supermarket, truly digitizing your R&D, and BOOST Biome’s $5M Series A

Drug Discovery with Octant + Machine Learning and synthetic biology + Berkeley Lights $100m IPO!

SynBioBeta Digest Startup Edition! The Draft $10m deadline is Tuesday.

News Digest #340 – Molecular Assemblies & Codexis power up enzymatic DNA synthesis, Orca Bio raises $192M, and Amyris’s new fermented sugar

News Digest #339 – COVID-19 antibodies for everyone! + GreenLight raises $102M, Verve $63M, and Bit Bio $41.5M

News Digest #338 – My talk with California’s Lt. Governor, LanzaJet, $700m+ in new funding

News Digest #337 – 👉Today from 8 am PDT, choose from 33 breakouts! @ Built with Biology + a $4 trillion gold rush and living bacteria as cancer drugs

News Digest #336 – A Bioeconomy Bonanza: Insitro raises $143M, AbCellera $105M, Ginkgo $70M, and Benchling $50M

News Digest #335 – Octant raises $30M for drug discovery, U.S. Senate’s bioeconomy bill, and mice 🐭

News Digest #334 – ▶️ SynBioBeta Vaccine Report Friday at 8am PDT. Plus: Jolting pharma out its rut and trying alternative meat

News Digest #333 – ▶️ SynBioBeta Vaccine Report May 15, Eric Schmidt’s advice for synthetic biology, Pivot’s $100m + GRAIL’s $390m!

News Digest #332 – Global antibody defense Monday at 8am, #BuiltWithBiology Summit May 13 🧬

News Digest #331 – Tomorrow @8am, COVID-19 diagnostics, + EnginZyme’s €6.4m Series A. 

News Digest #330 – Tomorrow @ 8am on SynBioBeta Live: Pam Silver, Esther Dyson, Drew Endy, Steve Kwast, Karen Watson & Nishan Degnarain – We’re not going back to normal.

News Digest #329 – Today 8am SynBioBeta’s Antibody-Palooza featuring Joe DeRisi

News Digest #328 – 🦠Synthetic biology investor panel, coronavirus antibodies roundtable, and more

News Digest #327 – Happy brain chemicals, SGI-DNA is now Codex, and biology in your phone

News Digest #326 – This week: Drew Endy, 8 am Monday. Illumina’s Chief Medical Officer, 8:30 am Wednesday.

News Digest #325 – New targets for SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the state of the industry, and what swabbing the NYC subway is telling us

News Digest #324 – SynBioBeta State of the Industry with Craig Venter, George Church, Jim Collins and Drew Endy

News Digest #323 – Three COVID-19 events this week, and three reasons for hope right now

News Digest #322 – Zymergen buys enEvolv, gene editing webinar, and kids town hall today!

News Digest #321 – New events: Kids Town Halls + Moderna + Inscripta and Impossible’s $500M raise!

News Digest #320 – COVID-19 Town Hall today at 7:30 am, Mammoth’s 30 minute CRISPR test, Atomwise’s $1B deal, and Twist’s SARS-CoV-2 reference standard

News Digest #319 – COVID-19 town hall #2, digitizing biology + Thermo Fisher buys Qiagen for $10B

News Digest #318 – SynBioBeta COVID-19 town hall tomorrow, Saturday @ 9-10a Pacific.

News Digest #317 – PvP Biologics is acquired for $330M, Evonetix raises $30M, C16 raises $20M, detecting Coronavirus with CRISPR

News Digest #316 – Three signs the bioeconomy is in action, Twist raises $130M, and the future of agriculture webinar tomorrow at 9AM Pacific

News Digest #315 – AquaBounty raises $15.5 million, Bill Gates calls for more gene editing for healthcare, and Ginkgo’s Creative Residency

News Digest #314 – Beam’s $207M IPO! Genomatica’s new bionylon, a new Good Genes issue, and Twist settles with Agilent.

News Digest #313 – Mammoth raises $45 million, a16z’s new $750M bio fund, the fight against coronavirus, and China out-invests the U.S. in the global bioeconomy

News Digest #312 – Memphis Meats raises $161M, a new mycelium biofabrication platform, and better food with gene editing

News Digest #311 – My interview with Ginkgo’s Reshma Shetty, some news on the U.S. bioeconomy, $48 million for DNA data storage

News Digest #310 – The end of the flu, transforming oceans and agriculture with synthetic biology

News Digest #309 – What’s up with CRISPR Prime, cell-free grows up, and Intrexon is now Precigen

News Digest #308 – SynBioBeta’s most popular articles of 2019, synthetic biology and climate change, and using the cloud to solve life science’s big data problem

News Digest #307 (December 11, 2019) – Inscripta raises $125M, Sanofi buys Synthorx for $2.5B, Meatable raises €9M

News Digest #306 (December 4, 2019) – Digitizing biology and scaling precision medicine companies + Fermenting the future of healthy aging

News Digest #305 (November 27, 2019) – Can synthetic biology inspire the next wave of AI? A personal look at Rosalind Franklin. Carverr gets $1.9M for traceability tech.

News Digest #304 (November 20, 2019) – Gore-Tex is getting synthetic biology. Pesticides and the modern age. What happened at iGEM 2019.

News Digest #303 (November 13, 2019) – eGenesis raises $100m, Eric Schmidt at SynBioBeta

News Digest #302 (November 6, 2019) – Geltor’s new partnership + Petrochemistry in your cupcake? + are you budgeting for SynBioBeta 2020?

News Digest #301 (October 30, 2019) – Exploring the dark corners of the genome, neural networks will personalize medicine, GMO mosquitoes

News Digest #300 (October 23, 2019) – Issue #300! CRISPR prime, 2019’s biggest research papers, ArsenalBio debuts with $85m, and Refactor Capital’s new fund

News Digest #299 (October 16, 2019) – Conference recaps, Good Food Institute awards + Azitra, Provivi and Future Meat funding rounds

News Digest #298 (October 10, 2019) – The Bioeconomy Alliance goes to DC, Ginkgo’s $350M fund announcement, and coming down from SynBioBeta 2019

News Digest #297 (October 4, 2019) – SynBioBeta Day 3 Recap: How to tell the story of 21st-century biology, BetaSpace 2020, and the Startup Draft

News Digest #296 (October 3, 2019) – SynBioBeta 2019 Day 2 Recap (sponsored by Fifty Years)

News Digest #295 (October 2, 2019) – SynBioBeta Day 1 recap: Inscripta’s new digital desktop genome editing platform, and Ginkgo and Berkeley Light’s $150M collaboration (sponsored by Codexis)

News Digest #294 (September 25, 2019) – Six days to SynBioBeta 2019! Plus: DCVC raises $725M, Ginkgo Bioworks raises $290M (sponsored by Twist Bioscience)

News Digest #293 (September 18, 2019) – 8 Tech Titans Investing in Synthetic Biology, The Netflix of Antibodies, Say Hello to Berkeley Lights (sponsored by Ginkgo Bioworks)

News Digest #292 (September 11, 2019) – Scaling microbiome companies, Eric Schmidt @ SynBioBeta 2019 and $25m for SGI-DNA (sponsored by Azitra)

News Digest #291 (September 4, 2019) – Live today @ 10am PT – SynBioBeta preview! Plus: designer proteins, designer biomaterials, and a video on the synthetic biology future. (sponsored by Geltor)

News Digest #290 (August 28, 2019) – Engineering your immune system. Food and apparel industry reports. Plan for success at SynBioBeta 2019! (sponsored by Distributed Bio)

News Digest #289 (August 21, 2019) – Gene editing reborn. Meet the DNA assembly line. Motif FoodWorks’ $27.5M.

News Digest #288 (August 14, 2019) – 5 Reasons Jeff Bezos Should Bet Big On Synthetic Biology

News Digest #287 (August 7, 2019) – $89M for Inari, $72M for LanzaTech, DNA data storage, DNA assembly line, 5 automation myths (sponsored by Labcyte)

News Digest #286 (July 31, 2019) – Meet Inscripta live at 10am today, Benchling’s $34.5M, Startup Draft deadline today, and Bio-Belt Ambassadors

News Digest #285 (July 24, 2019) – UK Synthetic biology, where there’s a will there’s a whey, $75M for Joyn + €17M for 3F BIO (sponsored by Analytik Jena)

News Digest #284 (July 17, 2019) – Meet the 37 synthetic biology companies that raised $1.2b in a record Q2.

News Digest #283 (July 10, 2019) – What’s trending in DNA synthesis and storage, Checkerspot’s big announcement, and this week’s podcast (sponsored by Evonetix)

News Digest #282 (July 3, 2019) – Synthetic biology and consumer products, see the October schedule, supercharging design exchange & our research roundup (sponsored by P&G)

News Digest #281 (June 26, 2019) – Carbon recycling startups, Codexis raises $50M, a roadmap for the bioeconomy, early bird ends Friday

News Digest #280 (June 19, 2019) – Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold to keynote SynBioBeta + download our cannabinoid fermentation industry report

News Digest #279 (June 12, 2019) – Spiber in Japan, Codexis/Tate & Lyle, Ginkgo/Synlogic, early bird ends Friday (sponsored by Spiber)

News Digest #278 (June 5, 2019) AI and synthetic biology, Riffyn, Kytopen and Lygos raise $20M

News Digest #277 (May 29, 2019) – Synthetic biology disrupting food and ag? + Wild Earth’s $11M, Solugen’s $32M + Synlogic and Roche partner up. (sponsored by Conagen)

News Digest #276 (May 22, 2019) – Read our special on chemicals and materials + 38.5m for DNA Script, Warp Drive Bio acquired, recoded genomes and more.

News Digest #275 (May 15, 2019) – Benchmarking in synbio, new industry investors, inhibiting CRISPR (sponsored by Berkeley Lights)

News Digest #274 (May 8, 2019) – New report on DNA data storage, Beyond Meat soars 163% in the best IPO in 2019 (sponsored by West Oxford Advisors)

News Digest #273 (May 1, 2019) – Cell-free tech, Impossible Whoppers, Clara Foods, Sherlock Biosciences, Amyris and more

BetaSpace newsletter 2 (May 1, 2019) – BetaSpace news: NASA’s Chris McKay – a five-year plan to settle the solar system – webinar on May 7

News Digest #272 (April 24, 2019) – SynBioBeta early bird ends next week! BetaSpace + LA Times, Green New Deal, Autolus IPO, $45M for David Baker

News Digest #271 (April 17, 2019) – How synthetic biology will disrupt pharma: Jake Glanville, Aaron Sato, and JC Gutierrez

News Digest #270 (April 10, 2019) – Our $652m Q1 report, cell-free tech, and the BIG Economist cover story 

News Digest #269 – (April 3, 2019) – I guess AI can’t take a joke – engineered cell therapies for cancer, diabetes + space + £6.5m for Oxford Genetics

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