Bio + Life Sciences

We Can Change Minds, Says the World’s Most Popular Climate Scientist

In an exclusive interview at the recent Techonomy Climate conference, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe said that the most powerful tool we have in the fight against climate change is effective communication. The tech is here. It’s...

Climate Scientists are Desperate: We’re Crying, Begging and Getting Arrested

On Wednesday, I risked arrest by locking myself onto an entrance to the JP Morgan Chase building in downtown LA. I can’t stand by – and nor should you.

36 People Willingly Got Covid: What Scientists Learned

A bunch of healthy but brave people signed up to get infected with Covid and be studied closely. We learned, among other things, that the virus is transmissible sooner than expected, and that patients continue...

Will China’s Biotech Markets Rebound?

If biotech ecosystems in China and across Asia Pacific succeed in developing new medicines and driving medical progress, we all benefit. But the outlook remains murky.

What Does “Normal” Mean, as Omicron Eases?

What does the next phase of Covid look like? Physicians, epidemiologists, and other public health stakeholders are weighing in.

How a little-discussed revision of climate science could help avert doom

We can reduce global temperatures faster than we once thought — if we act now.

Why Is Covid Testing So Hard to Scale?

With rapid tests failing to catch positive cases and PCR ones often taking a week or more to return results, diagnostic testing has been a disaster in the U.S. Why haven’t we ramped up to...

As Medical Science Accelerates, Remote Clinical Trials Will Triumph

Clinical trials continue to evolve as new technologies allow researchers to manage them without participants coming to a physical location. Despite hurdles, remote trials are likely to become standard practice.

Amyris at COP26: Sustainability on a Molecular Level

This company synthesizes engineering, design, and biology to make abundant that which is scarce in nature. Its chief sustainability officer explains how environmental responsibility is built into its DNA.

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