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Old-school DIY biology: Home Brewing

You may have heard the buzzword flying around: Do-It-Yourself Biology. But what does it mean? Is it a movement reserved for self-proclaimed biology “geeks” playing with test tubes in their basements? The truth is, although DIY bio seems to be a new thing, forms of the...

Engineering Organ Regeneration and Stem Cells

The second part of our series on programming cells. What if, as a baby, your intestines didn’t work? While normally a life-threatening condition, scientists hope that in the future, bioengineering could save you. Of Mice and Men: Tissue Engineering Tissue engineering...

Programming Cells like Computer Code

The word itself says it all: biotechnology is a marriage of biology and technology. One of the newest initiatives committed to unprecedented intersections of both is happening within the arena of cell programming. Companies like Clotho and Genome Compiler develop...