Grow by Ginkgo

Grow by Ginkgo Grow tells creative stories about biology. Published by Ginkgo Bioworks.

Artificial intelligence has matured in parallel with biology for decades.If you ask Profluent Bio's Ali Madani and Enved...
11/01/2023

Artificial intelligence has matured in parallel with biology for decades.

If you ask Profluent Bio's Ali Madani and Enveda Biosciences' Viswa Colluru, the two fields will transform how we discover drugs and treat disease.

Find out more in our latest story!

AI is helping us create languages out of proteins and other molecules. Grow’s Christina Agapakis speaks with two founders about how that will shape the medicine of the future.

AI is helping us create languages out of proteins and other molecules.Our very own Christina Agapakis speaks with Proflu...
10/26/2023

AI is helping us create languages out of proteins and other molecules.

Our very own Christina Agapakis speaks with Profluent Bio's Ali Madani and Enveda Biosciences' Viswa Colluru about how this will shape the medicine of the future.

Read it here:

AI is helping us create languages out of proteins and other molecules. Grow’s Christina Agapakis speaks with two founders about how that will shape the medicine of the future.

Our latest Scale Issue piece by Tatyana Woodall, "Terraforming Earth", reflects on existing research which explores the ...
10/10/2023

Our latest Scale Issue piece by Tatyana Woodall, "Terraforming Earth", reflects on existing research which explores the possibility of using extremophiles, atypical microorganisms that have evolved to survive the most extreme conditions on Earth, to help "terraform" other planets, transforming them from barren wastelands to environments that complex organisms, like humans, could prosper in.

The move to Mars may be far off, but perhaps the power of microbes could just as easily be used to address agricultural issues here on Earth. Find out more at our link in bio, you'll definitely want to check out the surreal digital collages by

Scientists seek solutions for turning strange worlds, like Mars, into places where future explorers could confidently se...
10/02/2023

Scientists seek solutions for turning strange worlds, like Mars, into places where future explorers could confidently settle.

Could the solution lie with microbes sent to distant destinations in preparation for our arrival?

Our latest, by Tatyana Woodall:

Synthetic biology could help terraform Mars. Could it do the same for Earth?

Colorado potato beetles — perhaps the most notorious agricultural pest on the planet — may soon meet their match.Read ou...
09/20/2023

Colorado potato beetles — perhaps the most notorious agricultural pest on the planet — may soon meet their match.

Read our latest:

Colorado potato beetles have resisted every pesticide. Will they overcome RNA as well?

"[The word "Equity"] has two seemingly contradictory meanings:  On the one hand, this ideal of eliminating systemic barr...
09/14/2023

"[The word "Equity"] has two seemingly contradictory meanings: On the one hand, this ideal of eliminating systemic barriers to creating a fairer society; on the other, ownership shares in a corporation. Are its two meanings reconcilable?"⁠

How do we build equitable companies? In "Mother Nature, Shareholder" we explore this question via a conversation between Nathan Schneider, who looks at history and the wide range of cooperative movements for inspiration, and Phoebe Tickell, who looks to nature, and how novel ecosystems can inspire new ways of organizing. Check out our link in bio to learn more about the inequitable ways that corporate equity is currently distributed, and how to change that in the future.⁠

Illustration by

🪲🥔 Colorado potato beetles are perhaps the most notorious agricultural pest on the planet. And nothing we do seems to st...
09/06/2023

🪲🥔 Colorado potato beetles are perhaps the most notorious agricultural pest on the planet. And nothing we do seems to stop them for long.

Could we ditch chemical pesticides and fend them off with a rain of RNA, instead?

Read our latest piece:

Colorado potato beetles have resisted every pesticide. Will they overcome RNA as well?

Leeches suck everyone's blood. They contain a microcosm of the ecosystem they live in. This, writes Zhengyang Wang, make...
08/02/2023

Leeches suck everyone's blood. They contain a microcosm of the ecosystem they live in. This, writes Zhengyang Wang, makes them a crucial ally in monitoring biodiversity in the age of the sixth extinction.

Read our latest story:

An experiment in China turns these bloodsuckers into a microcosm of ecosystem health.

Four years of Grow!🥳Read our latest newsletter in which our Creative Director looks back at Grow's origins and recaps ho...
07/27/2023

Four years of Grow!🥳

Read our latest newsletter in which our Creative Director looks back at Grow's origins and recaps how far the magazine has come:

07/11/2023

Phage therapy has been touted as the replacement to antibiotics. But what if that comparison is holding it back?

Maddie Hall has described Living Carbon as “the OpenAI of synbio-based carbon removal."Find out why:
07/10/2023

Maddie Hall has described Living Carbon as “the OpenAI of synbio-based carbon removal."

Find out why:

We sat down with Maddie Hall, Living Carbon co-founder and CEO, to discuss the role synthetic biology plays i combating climate change.

Phage therapy has been touted as the replacement to antibiotics. But what if that comparison is holding it back?Read Mad...
07/03/2023

Phage therapy has been touted as the replacement to antibiotics. But what if that comparison is holding it back?

Read Maddie Bender's skillful reporting alongside the incredible illustrations of Yoshi Sodeoka:

Phage therapy has been touted as the replacement to antibiotics. But what if that comparison is holding it back?

We are so excited to share that The Futures Issue won 5 medals at   / The Society of Publication Designers, including be...
06/30/2023

We are so excited to share that The Futures Issue won 5 medals at / The Society of Publication Designers, including best design of a branded publication!✨

Order a copy of the issue here to see it in person!
https://www.growbyginkgo.com/issue/the-futures-issue/

🏆Awards page:
https://static1.squarespace.com/static/59a4a351197aea9d17f6bc13/t/64833dddf840845bafd06cd1/1686322654718/SPD+58+Winners+Press+Release.pdf

The latest Grow en español article is up!Digamos no a la escalabilidadPor Claire L. EvansIlustración por Joana Huguenin
06/28/2023

The latest Grow en español article is up!

Digamos no a la escalabilidad
Por Claire L. Evans
Ilustración por Joana Huguenin

La naturaleza nos enseña a crecer sin dejar a nuestro paso un sendero de devastación.

Here, Grow's Creative Director, Grace Chuang, shares an inside look at our collaboration with Pop-Up Magazine.Grace deta...
06/16/2023

Here, Grow's Creative Director, Grace Chuang, shares an inside look at our collaboration with Pop-Up Magazine.

Grace details the entire process — from adapting stories to scripts fit for the stage, developing audio recordings, commissioned art, composed music, and seeing everything intertwine for a live audience.

https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2023/06/15/grow-x-pop-up-magazine/

Stories brought to life on stage, with animation, original score, and performance.

Scientists have created the world’s first synthetic human embryo-like structures, bypassing the need for eggs and s***m....
06/15/2023

Scientists have created the world’s first synthetic human embryo-like structures, bypassing the need for eggs and s***m.

Read our piece, "Who Will Control the Exowomb?" by Danya Glabau, for greater context on discoveries in this field.

https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2022/10/18/who-will-control-the-exowomb/

The landmark announcement could be a game-changer for research, but sparks questions for regulators.

Michelle Lhooq investigates the brave new world of GMO ma*****na & considers what happens if we make the world’s favorit...
06/13/2023

Michelle Lhooq investigates the brave new world of GMO ma*****na & considers what happens if we make the world’s favorite drug “pharmaceutically predictable.”

Alejandra Rajal helps us visualize the customized cannabis of the future with breathtaking photos.

https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2022/10/25/custom-highs/

*****na

The nascent revolution of mRNA medicine is pivoting toward cancer. Cancer treatments are one of the most exciting direct...
06/12/2023

The nascent revolution of mRNA medicine is pivoting toward cancer. Cancer treatments are one of the most exciting directions for mRNA to go, according to experts who spoke with Grow.

Read our latest piece:
https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2023/06/05/dont-shoot-the-messenger/

mRNA technology revolutionized vaccination during the pandemic. Now, amid a flurry of new mRNA drugs in the pipeline, will it revolutionize how we treat disease?

mRNA technology revolutionized vaccination during the pandemic. Now, amid a flurry of new mRNA drugs in the pipeline, wi...
06/05/2023

mRNA technology revolutionized vaccination during the pandemic. Now, amid a flurry of new mRNA drugs in the pipeline, will it revolutionize how we treat disease?

Read our latest piece:
https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2023/06/05/dont-shoot-the-messenger/

Featured or mentioned in the story:

-Lior Zangi, professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

-Kathy Liu, postdoctoral scientist at Harvard University

-Kenneth Chien of Moderna, Inc. & Karolinska Institutet

-Derrick Rossi of Moderna, Inc./ Harvard University

-Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman of University of Pennsylvania

-Jeff Coller of Johns Hopkins University

-Anna Blakney a professor of biomedical engineering at the University of British Columbia

-Jilian Melamed, a postdoctoral researcher in at the University of Pennsylvania. (As a postdoctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, Melamed routed mRNA lipid nanoparticles to a mouse’s pancreas for the first time.)

-Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

-Biontech

-Intellia Therapeutics

mRNA technology revolutionized vaccination during the pandemic. Now, amid a flurry of new mRNA drugs in the pipeline, will it revolutionize how we treat disease?

Could we take some of our most beloved Grow stories — and the important concepts they convey — to create an immersive, c...
06/02/2023

Could we take some of our most beloved Grow stories — and the important concepts they convey — to create an immersive, compelling experience?

Watch the entire Grow x Pop-Up Magazine performance to find out! Featured at Ginkgo Bioworks Ferment 2023🎉

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vGH92wQFgI

Grow is a magazine that tells creative stories about biology, published by Ginkgo Bioworks. Pop-Up Magazine produces stories live for the stage, with animati...

🕯Watch our Grow stories come to life on the Ginkgo Bioworks Ferment stage!In this performance, Sudeep Agarwala ponders s...
06/01/2023

🕯Watch our Grow stories come to life on the Ginkgo Bioworks Ferment stage!

In this performance, Sudeep Agarwala ponders synthesizing a fragrance intertwined with history, myth and God.

Jenny Mascia's animation contributes to the lush and ethereal atmosphere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nEimdtL6-A

Sudeep Agarwala ponders synthesizing the world's holiest fragrance and what that could mean for us all.Read the original story here: https://www.growbyginkgo...

🦠Watch our Grow stories come to life on the Ginkgo Bioworks Ferment stage!In this performance, Claire Evans shares what ...
05/31/2023

🦠Watch our Grow stories come to life on the Ginkgo Bioworks Ferment stage!

In this performance, Claire Evans shares what it means to approach organisms with empathy and care. Scenes of pioneering scientists are vibrantly illustrated by Angelica Alzona.

Claire L. Evans meditates on what it means to approach organisms with empathy and care.Read the original story here: https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2021/10/21/...

🪴 Inspired by Beronda L. Montgomery's work, Alexa Garcia uses garden metaphors to powerfully challenge those in STEM to ...
05/30/2023

🪴 Inspired by Beronda L. Montgomery's work, Alexa Garcia uses garden metaphors to powerfully challenge those in STEM to break up white monocultures.

Conversations with Beronda were featured in the performance + beautiful animation by Bowman.

Watch it here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3nkwdH6Hk0

Alexa Garcia, inspired by Beronda L. Montgomery’s work, shares with us what plants teach us about equity.Read the original story here: https://www.growbygink...

🐟 Nadia Berenstein opened our live show at Ginkgo Bioworks' Ferment conference by sharing her dreams for lab-grown seafo...
05/26/2023

🐟 Nadia Berenstein opened our live show at Ginkgo Bioworks' Ferment conference by sharing her dreams for lab-grown seafood.

Her words were woven with soundbytes from food connoisseur Larissa Zimberoff and cellular agriculture expert David Kaplan, riffs of fine dining music, and cut-and-paste art by Franziska Barczyk.

Watch it here!

Nadia Berenstein surveys how to make lab-grown seafood delicious.Read the original story here: https://www.growbyginkgo.com/2022/10/13/fish-out-of-water/Grow...

I’m a big believer that this is the century of bioengineering and biotechnology.- Renee WegrzynLearn more about her visi...
05/24/2023

I’m a big believer that this is the century of bioengineering and biotechnology.
- Renee Wegrzyn

Learn more about her vision for how Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health can drive breakthroughs in biomedicine.

ARPA-H, a disease agnostic organization, aims to accelerate the timeline for state-of-the-art detection tools, treatments, medical devices, and cures to go from the lab to the patient.

What happens when the government enforces beauty standards?You may be surprised to find that this was the case in the Un...
05/23/2023

What happens when the government enforces beauty standards?

You may be surprised to find that this was the case in the United States until the 1970s, writes Arabelle Sicardi.

Illustration by Amber Vittoria:

What happens when the government enforces beauty standards?

Address

27 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA
02210

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Grow by Ginkgo posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Grow by Ginkgo:

Videos

Share

Category


Other Magazines in Boston

Show All