Biotechnology articles from across Nature Portfolio

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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    A protein has been discovered that binds to the lighter members of the rare-earth family of metals more strongly than to the heavier ones — an amazing feat, given the chemical similarities of these elements.

    • Scott Banta
    Nature 618, 35-36
  • News & Views |

    With messenger RNA therapeutics being developed for uses beyond vaccines, problems of RNA instability must be addressed. A new algorithm optimizes mRNA sequence for both stability and the encoding of amino acids.

    • Anna K. Blakney
  • News & Views |

    Complexity is a hallmark of biological systems, but scientific experiments are typically conducted in simplified conditions. Now, diverse polymers that mimic the local environments of complex biological mixtures have been shown to improve protein folding, stability and function.

    • Alana P. Gudinas
    •  & Danielle J. Mai
  • News & Views |

    From humans designing machines, to machines designing biology, deep learning is turning the tables for assisted exploration of biologically active and diverse protein designs. Now, a deep-learning-based strategy has been used to design artificial enzymes that catalyse a light-emitting reaction.

    • Christian Dallago
    •  & Kevin K. Yang