EO Wilson, Pioneer of Evolutionary Biology, Dies at 92

Edward O. Wilson, biologist and author who has conducted pioneering work on biodiversity, insects and human nature, and who has also won two Pulitzer Prizes, died Sunday in Burlington, Mass. He was 92 years old. His death Announced Monday by the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. The cause of death was not given. Dr. Wilson’s daughter […]

Could Synthetic Biology Save Us? This Scientist Thinks So.

“It’s been transformational for the field, involving young people and opening their eyes to the potential for life-building rather than just observing,” said David Haussler, professor of biomolecular engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz. “Drew Endy has become a mentor to a whole new generation.” Synthetic biology holds great promise, but there is […]

Biology Begins to Take a Technological Shift

Ginkgo encourages new biotech start-ups to take a step back in their technology, just as tech start-ups use Amazon Web Services to provide their core computing and data storage. Founded in 2018, Motif Foodworks is one of them. It makes ingredients for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy and relies on Ginkgo to provide yeast […]

How Does Biology Bring Technological Change?

Ginkgo encourages new biotech start-ups to take a step back in their technology, just as tech start-ups use Amazon Web Services to provide their core computing and data storage. Founded in 2018, Motif Foodworks is one of them. It makes ingredients for plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy and relies on Ginkgo to provide yeast […]

Is the Ginkgo Bioworks synthetic biology story worth $15 billion?

“When a young biotech company can hire people to write irrelevant magazine-style articles, times should be good.” battered Dirk Haussecker is a knowledgeable biotech stock picker active on Twitter. Kelly says the magazine was inspired by Think, A periodical published by IBM beginning in the 1930s. “Why did they do that? Well, no one knew […]

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