Tag: Bio & Life Sciences

Amyris at COP26: Sustainability on a Molecular Level

Amyris, a small but fast-growing synthetic biology company, first created the position of chief sustainability officer (CSO) just this year, but the company has environmental sustainability in its DNA going back to 2003 when it was founded. CSO Beth Bannerman is now helping guide and maintain that responsible heritage. Amyris uses synthetic biology to develop […]

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Genetic Tests Won’t Predict Your COVID-19 Risk

By Meredith Salisbury  |  September 30, 2021, 2:44 PM  |  Techonomy Exclusive Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko Years from now, our current age of genetic testing will be remembered as one of innovation and excitement — as well as a time when a host of misleading claims about genetic tools were targeted at consumers. Unfortunately, that […]

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Lessons from the Pandemic: Technology Disrupting (and Improving) Chinese Healthcare

Local doctors walking in downtown Xiamen, China during the Covid-19 emergency. We have learned many lessons from the pandemic – but three stand out as drivers for how to improve healthcare. First, it is painfully apparent that certain segments of the population lack access to care, resulting in huge gaps in healthcare outcomes. Second, it […]

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The Third Dose: What You Need to Know

Even as confusion about third vaccine doses deepened, recent actions by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention increased the likelihood that such booster shots will be inevitable for Americans trying to protect themselves against COVID-19. But questions abound. Has the third dose decision been finalized? No. While the CDC has put forth a […]

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