Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code.
A pair of physicist-biologists show the many ways animals use hairs to keep clean -- and how we might leverage nature’s design expertise.
A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook.
Endangered rhinos are being killed for their horns. Some researchers think they can use bioengineering techniques to trip up the poachers.
Even if advancements in gene editing dodge formal regulation in the short-term, they’re not going to escape the roiling anti-biotech public sentiment.
A roundup of interesting stories on biotechnology, drugs, and medicine from other sites, collected by Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review’s biomedicine editor.
What the nervous system of the roundworm, frozen embryos, and extreme hypothermia tell us about preserving the mind.
Astrophysicists speculate that "mirror" dark matter poses an entirely new form of radiation threat and could cause the mutations that lead to cancer.
Background reading for the weekend: a gene-editing primer.
What the nervous system of the roundworm tells us about freezing brains and reanimating human minds.