Biotechnology promises to revolutionize our everyday lives, from what we eat, to the fuel we use, to the medical treatments we receive. The idea of improving on Mother Nature’s inventions is not new; our ancestors cross-bred plants and used micro-organisms to produce cheese, bread and beer. But, groundbreaking discoveries in the field of genetics in the 20th Century have paved the way for modern biotechnology. Uncover the stories of how innovating with nature’s building blocks is changing the world around us every day in this collaboration series with BBC.
Season Two of Nature’s Building Blocks, featuring 29 more biotech innovations, is out now! Watch Season two here!