Nanotechnology

Precision BioSciences Stock Offered in IPO

In our recent article on DNA nanotechnology, we looked at a paper co-authored by George Church that refers to the “staggering” progress being made in gene editing. While it used to be that gene editing seemed to be synonymous with the acronym CRISPR, that’s not the case. CRISPR is just one of many methods one can use […]

How DNA Technology Enables Nanotechnology

As famous philosopher George Carlin used to remark, “Think about how stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of ’em are stupider than that.” One reason for the prevalence of stupidity is that mainstream conversation topics don’t revolve around anything intelligent, so we should hardly be surprised when only the nerdy kids are […]

Nano Drug Delivery for Cancer, Dermatology, and Pain

They say good things come in small packages. Like Herve Villechaize, the French actor who played Tattoo on Fantasy Island. The idiom also applies to drugs. No, we’re not talking about the little envelope that Nick at work slips you in the breakroom every other Friday. This is about nano drug delivery – using nanoparticles […]

4 Ways Nanomedicine Can Diagnose Diseases

There’s a time in our lives when we start going to more funerals than weddings. Friends start complaining about aches and pains. They can’t remember stuff as well as they could. Diseases like cancer start picking them off like a sniper in an action movie. It’s no wonder that our recent series on “When Will […]

Most Funded Synthetic Biology Companies in 2018

It’s that time of the year again when you start returning or re-gifting all of the plastic crap that got shoved under a slowly dying tree in that annual orgy of consumerism known as Christmas. It’s also the time of year when the media start to hit you with all those year-end lists of the […]

How Cibus Uses Gene Editing to Produce Better Crops

We recently wrote about how the world’s growing population will require us to use technologies like precision agriculture to feed everyone. Land is expensive, and we can’t just start planting new crops. Instead, we need to better utilize existing farmlands by increasing yields to create more food. Another way to create more food is by making […]

Twist Bioscience Stock Offered in IPO

Just a few weeks ago, we published a piece on 9 DNA Data Storage Companies to Watch, one of which was a startup called Twist Bioscience. After taking in just over $253 million from 24 different investors including Illumina (third largest shareholder with 7.7%) and asset manager Fidelity, Twist Bioscience has filed for an Initial […]

9 DNA Data Storage Companies to Watch

The storage capacity of DNA is so powerful that all the data in the world could be stored in a volume of fewer than 3 gallons. It was in January of 2017 that we first wrote about using DNA to store data, pointing out an Irish startup that was selling a DNA storage device on […]

Landa Digital Printing Takes on HP with Nanography

Hewlett-Packard (now HP Inc.) used to be a pretty great place to work, with innovative product development teams churning out cool products left and right, just like the company’s founders, Bill Hewlett and David Packard, two great humans who built HP out of a one-car garage. That was until the company handed the reins over to Carly […]