A US startup, Colossal Biosciences, has received $15 million in funding to bring woolly mammoths, who disappeared 4,000 years ago, back from extinction.
The application of 4IR and agile governance can equip governments to ‘turn the tide’ so businesses and public can transition to a sustainable future.
Intellectual property waivers for COVID-19 vaccines could change the course of synthetic biology, enabling the democratic distribution of technologies.
Gene therapies can cost million of dollars. Kevin Doxzen explains why creative new payment systems are needed to help fund treatment.
MIT researchers have designed a biocompatible glue which seals wounds, stops bleeding and can potentially be used on both internal and external wounds.
BioNTech plans to start clinical testing by the end of 2022 for a new malaria vaccine, which aims to make the parasite visible and attackable when it enters the body.
Gene expression can be altered by environmental factors such as food, drugs or exposure to toxins - and these changes can be passed on to our children.
Microfluids travel through channels thinner than a hair which can be made of glass, polymers, paper or gels and tiny valves can turn the flow on or off.
When we contract infectious diseases such as the flu, our cells can die to stop pathogens in their tracks before they spread further through our body.
Previously, bones that needed replacing would firstly need to be built in a laboratory. New technology means that, soon, it will be possible to ‘print’ bone tissue inside the body.
Members of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council explore what's needed to realize synthetic biology's potential - and why we'll need to revisit and rethink the societal transfo...
A Singaporean start-up has set up the country's first urban insect farm, which extracts biomaterials to be used in pharmaceuticals and electronics.
The best photos of tiny things show nature’s beauty in stunning detail and could even help scientists find new treatments for diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Engineers at MIT and Imperial College London have developed a new way to generate tough, functional materials inspired by kombucha tea's fermentation process.
Derived from fungus, mushroom mycelium is proving to be a sustainable alternative material – in the worlds of fashion, packaging, and food production.