Synthetic Organs

Check out this cool video that discusses how producing synthetically designed large-scale organs may become a reality in the near future. A team of researchers led by Dr. Andrew Blakely, a surgery fellow at Rhode Island [...]

Open-Source Rapid Prototyping for Biology

Are you tired of spending hours in the laboratory pipetting? Did you recently contaminate your test tube? Check out this awesome device that will solve many of your wet lab problems. OpenTrons has developed an open-source [...]

Lets Bring Back the Dinosaurs!

Check out this cool video on De-extinction! DNA from extinct organisms could be used to bring them back to life. Even if some of their genome is missing these extinct creatures have living ancestors that have [...]

Sex Life of Plants

10,000 years ago people in central Mexico started to domesticize corn. They were the first geneticists picking the genes in crops they liked to determine what they would plant the following season. Geneticists and breeders continue [...]

Lets Get Better at Engineering Matter

Drew Endy, a professor of Bioengineering at Stanford and one of the leaders in Synthetic Biology, discusses his philosophy on how he makes decisions about whether or not biology should be altered, the history of genetic [...]

Ben-Gurion University iGEM 2014

Check out Ben-Gurion University’s iGEM 2014 research project, the Inner Doctor. They are designing a nano-scale inner doctor to help address the metabolic syndrome, a worldwide problem present in 1 out of 4 adults. The condition [...]

Viva la RevoluciĆ³n Genoma!

Using good humor and eloquence, Richard Resnick explains that the world as we know it is about to change. In his words, “The prospect of using the genome as a universal diagnostic is upon us today.” [...]

CRISPR-Cas9, Simplified.

              In this short video, Mike Gibbs explains the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing method, including a brief description of the different types of Cas enzymes. CRISPR-Cas9 promises to be the most [...]

Nobel Prize Laureate Talks About Synthetic Biology Advances

Dr. Hamilton Smith, the 1978 Nobel Prize Laureate in Psychology of Medicine, presented a fascinating lecture at the 2014 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Dr. Smith, who won his prize for the discovery and application of the [...]

Sir Richard Branson Interview

              Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson shares insight on the future of biotechnology at the 2014 BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention was held on June 24th, 2014 in [...]

BIOLOVE: Biology as Geometric Visual Art

Paul Wex’s visual art is created by observing geometric patterns found throughout Biology in a kaleidoscope like presentation. View the BIOLOVE project on Vimeo here. To view more of Paul Wex’s photography and visual art check [...]