Nanotechnology

Ginkgo Bioworks Scales Biology for Industrial Synbio

At the beginning of the month, we talked trash. Specifically, the piles of plastic that threaten to overwhelm many countries in the world. One long-term solution is to use biodegradable bioplastics made from natural renewable resources like algae. But that still leaves a legacy of water bottles, packaging, and Kardashian body parts that will be […]

Solving the World’s Problems With Biomanufacturing

While the donkeys and elephants waste the short time they have on this planet debating the root cause of global weather patterns, unsung heroes work on solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Spend some time in Southern Asia – where one in four people on this planet live – and you’ll see what real […]

Nanox Reinvents X-Ray Machine, Files IPO

If your job is to screen hundreds of resumes to find the perfect candidate, it’s impossible to compare them all, so you look for red flags. Something as simple as a typo will land your resume squarely in the circular filing cabinet because you clearly don’t pay attention to details. Similarly, when you’re assessing hundreds […]

A Pure-Play Protein Engineering Stock

The donkeys and the elephants are preparing for war in November when they should really be focused on more amazing things – like protein engineering. We recently wrote about how scientists are Designing Proteins to be Molecular Machines using algorithms that need to consider more amino acid combinations than atoms in the universe. The proteins […]

Designing Proteins to be Molecular Machines

Why our society chooses to idolize movie stars would be a complete mystery to visiting aliens. What’s so admirable about spending your life pretending to be someone else? In most cases, the people who actors and actresses attempt to portray aren’t even real people to begin with. Mankind would be in a much better place […]

All About the Berkeley Lights Stock IPO

For some reason, IPOs are coming out of the woodwork these days. Seems strange when you consider that just three months ago, all hell was breaking loose, and everyone seems to have forgotten about that. In fact, since the first-ever mention of the Woohoo Flu, the Nasdaq has gone up by +13%. Maybe everyone’s rushing […]

A Guide to Investing in Gene Editing Stocks

If we had to pick one disruptive technology that has the most potential to change mankind, it would be subset of nanotechnology called synthetic biology (or synbio). A critical component of synbio is gene editing. You cannot have one without the other. When many people first hear about the potential of gene editing, they want […]

A Guide to Investing in Graphene Stocks

You’ll often hear us use the term “trying to find the next Microsoft” which refers to investors who are looking for that one exciting get-rich-quick stock as opposed to doing it the slow and boring way with multiple stocks. Warren Buffet didn’t accumulate his wealth investing in exciting stocks, it’s the boring old dividend growth […]

Bolt Threads and Spider Web Clothing

They say clothes makes the man, a proverb that means you should dress to impress. In the Age of COVID-19, many of us have stopped wearing pants, but that doesn’t mean we’re not interested in some of the cool technology coalescing around clothing. You’ve probably read or seen some of the smart fabrics that can […]