Tag: biotech

Nanobots Made of DNA Can Now Carry and Sort Molecular Cargo

| September 14, 2017 | 0 Comments



Scientists are increasingly using DNA to build structures at the tiniest scales. Now, researchers from CalTech have used DNA to create a new type of robot designed to move and lift molecular cargo.

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Balderton joins $30M Series D for big data biotech platform play, Sophia Genetics

| September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Switzerland based SaaS startup Sophia Genetics is hoping to give IBM Watson a run for its money in the healthcare diagnostics space. It’s built a big data analytics platform that harnesses clinicians’ medical expertise to enhance genomic diagnostic via AI algorithms — leading, it says, to better and faster diagnoses for patients with diseases such as cancer. Read More


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Peter Thiel backs offshore human testing of experimental herpes vaccine

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Peter Thiel and a group of libertarians are funding an offshore human clinical trial of a herpes vaccine, skirting FDA regulations and sparking a heated debate over U.S. safety rules. The tech billionaire and Trump advisor has reportedly poured $7 million into the experimental trial being held on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts without any oversight from the FDA or monitoring from a… Read More


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All 50 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Day 1

| August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments




 Biotech and artificial intelligence have emerged as the top startup trends at Y Combinator‘s 25th Demo Day. The 124 companies presenting at the entrepreneur school’s twice-yearly graduation event compose YC’s largest batch from its 12.5 years running. YC partner Michael Seibel kicked off the event by reiterating the accelerator’s commitment to advancing diversity in… Read More


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Malicous code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

| August 10, 2017 | 0 Comments




 In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a into a strand of DNA. It sounds like science fiction, but it’s very real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular threat vector any time soon. That said, the possibilities suggested by this project are equally fascinating and… Read More


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This Robot Could Make Creating New Life Forms As Easy As Coding An App

| November 20, 2014



An effort is under way to make working with wet stuff easier in the hope of putting biology on more equal footing with less viscous technologies.

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This High-Tech Greenhouse Tests What Crops Will Survive Climate Change

| November 4, 2014



It may have a glass roof and be filled with plants, but the Advanced Crop Lab at the Durham, North Carolina, headquarters of agricultural biotech firm Syngenta does a lot more than a typical greenhouse. Scientists can program its dozens of rooms with individual climates in order to test new crops that might flourish in our sweltering, drought-filled future.

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The Strange and Radical New World of 3-D Printed Body Parts

| October 13, 2014





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