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Scientists at he University of California at Berkeley created cannabis compounds in a lab for the first time.

Scientists just made marijuana compounds in a lab for the first time, and it could open the door to new treatments for devastating diseases

A team of UC Berkeley researchers made cannabis compounds THC and CBD in a lab using an approach known as synthetic biology. They've already licensed the technology to a startup called Demetrix.
Section grower Corey Evans walks between flowering marijuana plants at the Canopy Growth Corporation facility in Smiths Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Weed stocks are going nuts after one of the largest marijuana companies strikes a deal for lab-made THC

The partnership will research ways to make cannabinoids — the active ingredients in marijuana — in a lab instead of from plants.

The billion-dollar healthcare unicorns you should be watching in 2018

BI PRIME: In 2018, healthcare startups have raised $15 billion in funding, the most raised in the first half of the year in the last decade. By July, a new crop of unicorns — startups with valuations over $1 billion — were born, while others increased their already billion-dollar valuations.

We sampled fragrances made from microbes and we’re convinced they’re the future of the industry

Boston-based startup Ginkgo Bioworks hopes these bio-engineered fragrances will replace natural or synthetic scents.