bioengineering

Robots Made From DNA Could One Day Transport Medicine Inside Your Body

Robots Made From DNA Could One Day Transport Medicine Inside Your Body

In the classic 1966 American science fiction film Fantastic Voyage, a submarine crew was miniaturised and injected into a body to fix a blood clot in the brain. That obviously isn’t how future medical science is going to work, but the notion of creating microscopic machines to perform complex tasks…

LEGO-Like Blocks Let Scientists Custom Build Their Own Tools

LEGO-Like Blocks Let Scientists Custom Build Their Own Tools

There’s a whole new way to build custom scientific instruments affordably in bioengineering: A system of 3D-printed building blocks that can link together in various combinations. The system combines design elements of both biological cells and electronic components, and it can evolve over time to adapt to the changing needs…

This Biotech Startup Promises Lab-Grown Pork Within Five Years

This Biotech Startup Promises Lab-Grown Pork Within Five Years

The future of lab-grown meat is coming. Or at least it feels that way, based on burgeoning interest in the biotech community. One by one, companies are staking out different animal tissues to grow in vitro for human consumption. First there was beef. Then there was chicken. Now there’s pork.