Biotechnology

Biotechnology is a broad discipline in which biological processes, organisms, cells or cellular components are exploited to develop new technologies. New tools and products developed by biotechnologists are useful in research, agriculture, industry and the clinic.

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    Incorporating one-carbon molecules into metabolic engineering has involved altering central metabolism, which must overcome metabolic regulation. Developing one-carbon metabolic pathways that are orthogonal to central metabolism offers a promising alternative for bioproduct synthesis. Here, Chou, Lee, Zhu et al. describe an orthogonal pathway that has the potential for bioproduct synthesis from one-carbon molecules and can be independent of central metabolism.

    • Steven W. Singer
    Nature Metabolism 3, 1286-1287
  • News & Views |

    Single-cell sequencing of nasal swab samples from people uninfected or infected with SARS-CoV-2 shows that children have a primed innate immune response, which may protect them from severe disease.

    • Emily Speranza
  • Research Highlights |

    An article in Nature Biomedical Engineering reports an in vivo workflow for the design of lipid nanoparticles to efficiently deliver mRNA to the lungs via nebulization.

    • Christine Horejs