Episode 102: Biotech and Genetic Engineering in ‘Decoding the World’

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As you know, we geek out getting to speak to guests we can learn from, so it’s extra special when we can track down two people to learn from in the same week.

Po Bronson is a former finance and tech journalist covering Silicon Valley for Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and an op ed contributor for The Wall Street Journal who’s now the Managing Director of IndieBio, the world’s #1 biotechnology accelerator, founded by Arvind Gupta, who now co-leads global VC firm Mayfield’s engineering biology practice.

In their new book, Decoding the World: A Roadmap for the Questioner, Bronson and Gupta offer a vision of the future that uses cutting-edge biotech to explore the deepest mysteries of the 21st century. In the book, they use their first-hand experience funding technologies that solve the world’s most complex problems—like how to counteract climate change, dwindling bee populations, cloning human organs, and much  more— often involving genetic engineering.

On this episode we discuss:

  • Cutting Edge Biotech and Genetic Engineering.
  • Biotechnology’s impact on the entire physical world beyond healthcare.
  • COVID-19 Origins, Vaccine and Society Trepidation.
  • Real Impacts of Climate Change.
  • Robots in the Workforce.

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