Synthetic biology

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of Synthetic biology.

Exclusive articles about Synthetic biology

The ongoing quest to build life from scratch

A synthetic biologist has created artificial cells that can “talk” to natural cells — but are they really alive? How does one go about building a living cell from non-living com...

What if we could brew painkillers?

From aspirin to anticoagulants, penicillin to cancer treatments, some of our most important human medicines come from plants. But extracting the medicinal compounds from plants ...