Tag: explainer

Why Don’t We Have Functional Biofuel Yet?

Over the last several decades, we’ve poured billions of dollars into biofuel research…so why can’t you fill up with it at the gas station yet?...

Synthetic biology, explained

Humans are good at making things. We make buildings, cars, gadgets, clothes, gigantic particle colliders, tiny robots… whatever these are Want a computer that goes...

What Happens When CRISPR Backfires?

With all the hubbub about CRISPR in the news, it may feel like using it to pick your kids eye-color is just around the corner....

Are Your Political Beliefs Genetic?

The human brain is complex and people’s brains are different based on a whole bunch of different things. But as America enters yet another election...