biology

To Fight the Climate Crisis, We Have to Listen to Nature

Bioacoustics is shaping the future of conservation, but what is the cross-disciplinary science? A climate columnist explains.

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.

Broaden Your View of Biology– It Could Soon Drive $4 Trillion in Value

A new report on the “bio revolution” finds that bio-based production of goods will have major economic impact over the next 20 years, and help combat climate change.

CRISPR Community Wrestles With Potential and Peril of Gene Editing

Scientists, academics and other stakeholders gathering in Boston lauded the potential of what CRISPR-powered innovation could offer society — and grappled with potential negative or unintended consequences from the still-nascent technology.

Program Director Ross on Techonomy 2017–One Month Away!

A year after Mark Zuckerberg uttered his famous words that continue to reverberate despite his having repudiated them, Techonomy's program director celebrates the rich program for this year's upcoming Techonomy 2017. Will history again be...

Why We Still Can’t Rely on Genomic Medicine

Genomic medicine may have hit the mainstream, but new genetic information will continually be discovered. And there remain extensive limitations to the value of the information that genetic tests can give you. How soon will...

The Superbugs are Coming. Data Science Can Help.

Thanks to miraculous advances in public health and medical science over the past century, we can prevent and treat many common microbial infections.Yet some in the health industry fear that may be changing. We misuse...

23andMe’s Community Wants to Help, CEO Tells Genomics Researchers

At a genomics conference in February, 23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki took the stage to make the case for the scientific importance of her consumer genetics platform. Wojcicki still has a grand vision for how the...

National Academy of Sciences Wades into CRISPR-Cas9 Debate

In response to growing concerns about the potential application of CRISPR-Cas9 technology, the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine are convening an international summit this fall to “explore the scientific, ethical, and...

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