biotech

biotechScientist Who Edited Humans Was Very Active in Many Biotech Startups

Dr He Jiankui created the world’s first gene-edited babies and has received at least 298 million yuan (US$43 million) in funding for two biotech start-ups from Chinese and international investors. Shenzhen Direct Genomics Biotechnology is a Shenzhen-based genome sequencing firm. …

artificial intelligenceNavy Making Enhanced Bacteria for Tripwire Submarine Detection

A video of a panel discussion on the use of modified bacteria to as part of military-grade sensor systems. (H/T Patrick Tucker of Defense One.) The panelists discuss the power of biology. Synthetic biology is breaking out of discipline to …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

artificial intellgenceTech and Economic Boom for a Roaring 2020s

Many people are worried about their future jobs and about long recessions and economies collapsing. There is a good chance that there will be a strong global economic and technological boom throughout most of the 2020s and 2030s. Instead of …

antiagingIf biotech succeeds with aging reversal, regeneration and radically improved gene therapy

Our lives and the world would undergo the highest amount of radical change if certain biotech research succeeds. Mobile internet, ecommerce, cloud computing and internet of things can make a lot of people rich and help grow the world economy …

biotech300 years ago there was the world’s first inflation adjusted biotech billionaire

Han Sloane achieved great wealth about 300 years ago and it was from what we would term biotech today. I recently went on an excellent tour of the British Museum. Retired lawyer Allan Lawson provided the tour and provided great …

biotechJurvetson has a vision of AI everywhere and other VC see DNA and microbiome breakthroughs

What new trends will emerge in the next several years with the potential for explosive growth in about five years’ time? The Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 19th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate provided some …