This week’s most interesting and thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.
Another chance to catch the most interesting, and important, articles from the previous week on MIT Technology Review.
What will scientists do with $100 million to mass-produce genes in the lab?
New advances in biotechnology could keep your flowers in bloom longer.
New approaches to generating crop varieties are making it hard for policymakers to know what to regulate.
Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organisms, difficult ethical questions, and profits for a handful of companies.
Massive gene studies are letting biotechnology companies learn from nature, and imitate it.
It sounds crazy, and it is. A startup says it can use genetic engineering to change the color of animal coats.
The $121 million National Microbiome Initiative is meant to spur investigation into the mysterious functions of the micro?rganisms inside us.
There’s a chance to use cutting-edge technology to save native Hawaiian birds from the mosquitoes that are driving them to extinction.