Bio and Beyond

Extinction Isn’t an End: Mining Ancient Innovation for Future Solutions

Betül Kaçar

It's easy to think extinction equals failure, but in fact, past life may encode the solutions to our most pressing future problems.

Compete or Connect: Scalable Business Models in Bio

Vineeta Agarwala

Which bio companies will have the greatest impact and scale? Which business models will endure the test of time? In short, those that "Compete or Connect"!

An “Omics” Answer to the Replication Crisis

Malcolm MacLeod

One possible solution to the replication crisis is to apply big data, "omics"-like approaches to the scientific literature: aka Publomics.

AI is Too Dumb… For Now

Vijay Pande

AI can revolutionize healthcare and the life sciences. But the reality, in practice, is that the potential of AI will be limited — unless it gets a lot smarter.

The Untapped Potential of Less

Leidy Klotz

To harness the untapped power of subtraction in the future, we need to understand why we haven’t embraced it in the past.

Man, Mosquito, Malaria Vaccine

Jorge Conde, Rajeev Venkayya, and Sonal Chokshi

What does the data about a new malaria vaccine tell us, what does the current study phase mean, and what's left to get to widespread, real-world use?

Assembling an Egg

Vineeta Agarwala, Justin Larkin, Judy Savitskaya, and Lauren Richardson

Can we use our understanding of developmental biology to create oocytes (aka eggs or female gametes) from stem cells in the lab to extend fertility?

Value Versus Volume (in Healthcare)

Todd Park, Vijay Pande, and Hanne Winarsky

Todd Park joins us to talk all about the megatrend of value-based care, and how it is redefining healthcare itself.

The Machine that Made the Vaccine

Stephane Bancel, Jorge Conde, and Hanne Winarsky

This episode of Bio Eats World takes us from a world of pipette and lab benches to a world of industrial robots making medicines.

The Cost Disease in Healthcare

Marc Andreessen and Vijay Pande

Marc Andreesen and Vijay Pande discuss the lesser known law of economics that explains why healthcare, education and housing is so expensive and getting worse