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I'm on a mission to better understand the field of synthetic biology, which is a collection of tools applied to living things (microbes, human cells, wild animals) to attain useful outcomes (chemical production, curing of disease, protecting ecosystems). Essentially, it's a story about using biology as technology. It's about making genetic codes as easy to read, edit, and write as software code. It's about insulating supply chains and avoiding carbon dioxide emissions. It's about all of us -- the walking, talking biological machines taking instructions from our genes.

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Wed May 20

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 3:17 PM

Will You March Against Monsanto? Read This First.

People around the world will participate in the March Against Monsanto on May 23. Before you join in the protests, it helps to educate yourself on the merits of the arguments serving as the rallying cry.

Tue May 19

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:13 AM

You'll Never Believe Where the Future of Biofuels Is Headed

Forget about corn ethanol and biodiesel from used cooking oil. Waste Management and Total SA have much more ambitious plans for the future of biofuels.

Tue May 12

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:58 AM

Apple Inc. Wants Your DNA, but Why?

The most valuable company on Earth is getting serious about DNA sequencing -- and it’s a perfect match.

Sat May 9

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 11:00 AM

America's $45 Billion Poultry Industry Has a (Really) Bad Case of Bird Flu

Humans are safe, but if you have feathers and could end up on a dinner plate, then we have some bad news. It could also be bad news for Tyson Foods, McDonald's, and Darling Ingredients.

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 7:03 AM

Can China Prevent Its 200 Gigawatt Wind Farms From Going to Waste?

There's no denying that China has massive wind resources, but whether it can effectively move the power generated to population centers is less clear. Texas offers reasons for optimism and caution.

Thu May 7

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Wed May 6

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 10:20 PM

Solazyme Earnings Show Steady Progress Against 2015 Goals

Key takeaways from Solazyme’s first quarter 2015 earnings.

Hidden Gems article.

TMFBlacknGold published an update. 1:35 AM

Tue May 5

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 3:43 PM

5 Things US Ecology Management Wants You to Know

A handful of investing insights from US Ecology's first-quarter 2015 financial results.

Mon May 4

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 11:19 AM

2 Easy Ways Solazyme Can Unlock Value for Its Most Profitable Brand

Solazyme's Algenist brand is growing at a healthy clip, but the company can more fully monetize the manufacturing of the key ingredients. That's good news for investors.

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 9:53 AM

You Can Buy Stock in These 3 Silicon Valley Trends Today

Why should venture capitalists have all the fun? Individual investors can capture the growth of popular technology trends, too.

Sun May 3

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:02 AM

Can Biotech Save American Manufacturing?

Many think American manufacturing will remain globally noncompetitive for the foreseeable future, but biotech could change that in a big way.

Fri May 1

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 1:50 PM

How Monsanto Pushed Syngenta AG (ADR) Shares 15% Higher Today

Monsanto rumors led Syngenta shares higher today. Here's what you need to know.

Thu Apr 30

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 4:33 PM

Intrexon Could Milk This Opportunity for $100 Million in 2015

Moo-ve over cancer drugs, Intrexon thinks cattle are worth quite a bit of money this year.

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 4:00 PM

Can DARPA Change Your Mind on Engineered Biology?

The Motley Fool interviews DARPA's Dr. Alicia Jackson from the Biological Technologies Office.

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:15 AM

Why Sending Nuclear Waste to the Center of the Earth is Bad News for General Electric

In late 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy will test a technique to bury nuclear wastes deep underground. Unfortunately for General Electric, a successful outcome wouldn't be great news for all nuclear energy leaders.

Wed Apr 29

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 7:00 AM

Dow Chemical and Monsanto Could Hold the Solution to This Accelerating GMO Problem

While it can be difficult to have reasonable discussions about GMOs, they're just tools. And they do pose real problems when used improperly.

Tue Apr 28

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 7:00 PM

Solazyme Investors Await Moema Update, But This Is More Important

Think progress at Moema is the most critical information you'll receive during Solazyme's upcoming conference call? Think again.

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 12:50 PM

Why Chipotle Mexican Grill Going GMO-Free is Terrible News

The move makes Chipotle Mexican Grill the first fast-food chain to go GMO-free, but the uncharted territory comes with potential consequences.

Fri Apr 24

NL

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TMFBlacknGold published an article 4:11 PM

The Internet of Things is About to Solve Biotech's Oldest Problem

The field where the Internet of Things is likely to have the biggest impact is often the field no one associates with it: biotech.

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