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Powerful stories of biotechnology breakthroughs, the people they help, and the global problems they solve.

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    • 4.9 • 83 Ratings

Powerful stories of biotechnology breakthroughs, the people they help, and the global problems they solve.

    Listener takeover: Your Biotech Questions Answered

    Listener takeover: Your Biotech Questions Answered

    YOU asked, and we answered. In this episode, we had our experts on standby to answer questions from you, our listeners. We discuss topics ranging from the safety of genetically modified foods (GMOs), to the new era of personalized medicine, feeding the world by 2050, and even what makes start-up companies attractive to investors.

    • 21 min
    Editing Cells Within the Body—a New CRISPR Frontier

    Editing Cells Within the Body—a New CRISPR Frontier

    With its potential to expand the horizons of what’s possible for patients, CRISPR is the new darling of biotech. Reaching an important milestone in 2023 with the FDA approval of a sickle cell treatment using CRISPR, the technology is poised to break new barriers for treating patients in the near future. In this episode we talk with two companies working together on the next generation of CRISPR: editing cells within the body. We discuss the progress and the challenge in making this breakthrough a reality.

    • 21 min
    Biotech is Climate Tech

    Biotech is Climate Tech

    Biotech companies are addressing climate change through innovation—from carbon neutral facilities to agricultural innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. BIO was on the ground at the COP28 UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai to deliver the message that biotech is climate tech.

    • 21 min
    Biotech for our Pets

    Biotech for our Pets

    More than half of U.S. households include pets, but there has been a lack of medical treatments developed specifically for small animals. Biotech companies are working to change that with new treatment options that both borrow from and, potentially, advance human health discoveries.

    • 28 min
    What We Know About the Microbiome

    What We Know About the Microbiome

    The gut microbiome, which consists of trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, plays a crucial role in our health. However, there is still much to learn about this complex ecosystem. On this episode we talk with experts who tell us where the science is—how much we know, and how much we don’t. Two companies, Bloom Science and Seres Therapeutics, are leveraging the microbiome to develop new therapeutics. The potential of the microbiome is vast, and further research and technological advancements will continue to unlock its benefits.

    • 27 min
    Is CRISPR the New Sickle Cell Savior?

    Is CRISPR the New Sickle Cell Savior?

    2023 ended with an exciting biotech breakthrough for sickle cell patients. A gene-editing therapy using the revolutionary CRISPR technology provides new hope and options for the nearly 100,000 Americans with sickle cell disease. In this episode, we talk with the company behind one of the life-changing therapies, CASGEVY, and speak with two advocates for sickle cell patients.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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83 Ratings

83 Ratings

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Best Biotech podcast

Great content that covers a range of biotech topics.

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Biotech/ clean lab testing news pleaseee

Please discuss biotech and current progress in clean non animal testing - both its sordid history of inaccuracy and extensive animal suffering and the higher benefits of 3D tissue and vitro cell cultures. Companies like emulate, Mattek Corp.

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A relatable and beautiful story. The power of Moms!

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