Ryan Bethencourt

Ryan Bethencourt is a biotech entrepreneur engaged in the war against the ravages of time and disease. He’s working to accelerate innovations in medicine through biohacking, open innovation, and collaboration. His primary areas of expertise are human transla- tional medicine, genetics, longevity, and biohacking.

Craig Venter on moving at the speed of light

My discussion with Venter left me with a sense of wonder and excitement for biotechnology and the future.

Last week I had the privilege of speaking with J. Craig Venter at the Hillside Club in Berkeley, as part of the Bay Area Science Festival. Dr. Venter is a pioneer in biotech, from sequencing the Human Genome to creating a synthetic organism. It was an exciting moment for me, personally, as he thinks in terms of moonshots and…
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The biocoding revolution

The potential for synthetic biology and biotechnology is vast; we all have an opportunity to create the future together.

What is biocoding? For those of you who have been following the biotechnology industry, you’ll have heard of the rapid advances in genome sequencing. Our ability to read the language of life has advanced dramatically, but only recently have we been able to start writing the language of life at scale. The first large-scale biocoding success was in 2010, when…
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