DNA and wellness

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Imagene Labs part I: Personalising wellness through DNA

By Natasha Spencer

As the genetics-driven wellness brand prepares to celebrate its first anniversary and attend this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, we spoke to Jia Yi Har, VP and General Manager of Imagene Labs, about how DNA profiling is transforming the personal care sector.

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Biotechnology leader Ginkgo Bioworks opens enormous new foundry

By Deanna Utroske

As September came to a close, Ginkgo opened a facility that changes the scale and scope of biotech ingredient and organism production exponentially. And, it’s at sites like this where tomorrow’s genetically engineered inputs for fragrance, cosmetics,...

Researchers identify anti-ageing anti-oxidant Tiron

Researchers identify anti-ageing anti-oxidant Tiron


Unilever-funded research identifies an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.