Keep Up with the Biological Revolution
Codon is a newsletter that delivers:
The latest peer-reviewed research, preprints, and reviews about biotechnology and the bioeconomy, including CRISPR, synthetic biology & genetic engineering.
Essays about biotechnology, cool science, and other miscellaneous topics.
My goal is to make sense of this remarkable era of biotechnology. The 21st century is truly a biological revolution; the century in which we make the greatest improvements in our understanding of cells, genes, proteins, and the molecular mechanisms of living organisms.
Through Codon, I aim to help humanity understand and build a more flourishing, bio-focused future.
About Niko McCarty
I’m a journalist, programmer, and former synthetic biologist. My goal is to advance biology through science and storytelling.
I hold an M.S. in bioengineering from the California Institute of Technology, MRes in Systems and Synthetic Biology from Imperial College London, where I was a Fulbright Scholar, and an M.A. in science journalism from New York University.
My peer-reviewed research has appeared in Nature Communications, eLife, Molecular and Cellular Biology, and elsewhere. I’ve published papers or hold patents for CRISPR technologies, multiplexed guide RNAs, and engineered microbial communities.