Veteran cSw staffer Carey Lau interviews her innovative classmate, Laura Vorbach, a finalist in the International Clean Tech competition. The secret ingredient that contributed to Laura’s successful project was bamboo.
Researchers are exploring the use of genetically modified lettuce in pills to deliver needed clotting factor to hemophilia patients.
Oxitec, a British biotech company, is combatting the spread of Zika virus, dengue fever, yellow fever and chikungunya, by reducing the mosquito population through genetic engineering. Or rather, letting the bugs limit themselves. Fewer mosquitos? Fewer diseases spread.