By aligning both natural and man-made bases in the genetic code of single-celled bacteria, biologists at the Scripps Research Institute led by Floyd Romesberg developed the first ever stable semi-synthetic organism.
Biotech January 26, 2017
Terreform ONE is a Brooklyn-based design studio that's using design-thinking to reinvent the wheel.
FUTURE TECH December 29, 2015
People whose voices are impaired because of severely damaged vocal cords could someday get help from bioengineered cords, researchers suggest. Cords grown from donor cells show promise, they say.
LIFE November 19, 2015
New software could help stroke patients and others to correct movements.
Robotics October 8, 2015
Researchers from Australia generated primitive human kidney tissues from adult stem cells, a recent study says. This may be a step towards transplanting lab-grown human organs in the future.
LIFE October 8, 2015
DARPA confirms that it has granted a five-year $32 million contract to the Foundry in a move to support the facility’s projects on genetic engineering.
Society September 26, 2015
In search of an alternative to farming poppies, Stanford researchers bioengineer yeast to brew opioids.
LIFE August 18, 2015
Scientists at the University of California Berkeley have developed a 3-D human heart on a chip for future use as a faster and more cost-effective way of testing cardiovascular drugs.
LIFE March 9, 2015
Scientist use light to manipulate cells in the body in a technique that could drive regenerative medicine to new heights. Technology could drive healing "on demand."
December 18, 2014
Two new studies explore the world of mind-controlled prosthesis. Soon, a robotic arm that interacts with a user's brain could become a common occurrence for amputees.
LIFE October 9, 2014
Insect "biobots" under human control could be sent into disaster situations too dangerous for humans, researchers say. They could survey damage and help search for survivors, they say.
SCIENCE August 20, 2014
Geckos can turn their incredible wall-climbing stickiness on and off at will, study finds. Trick allow them to run up walls, across ceilings, researchers say.
Animals August 12, 2014
Researchers combine living cells with 3D printed skeleton to create bio-bot that can be moved and controlled. Tiny bio-bots could have medical and other uses, they say.
Robotics July 3, 2014
Spiders "tune" their webs to create a communications tool, British researchers find. Spider can "play" their webs like a musical instrument, they say.
Animals June 5, 2014
Researchers from Stanford have successfully created a new circuit board that can mimic the human brain to some extent. The new chip is 9,000 times faster than the average personal computer.
April 30, 2014
Replacement tracheas may soon be used to treat patients suffering from throat cancer. Scientists have successfully concluded an experiment to transplant a bio-engineered esophagus in a lab rat.
LIFE April 17, 2014