GEN Magazine

Volume 43, Issue No. 01, January 2023

January 2023 cover

When you enter a new year, your favorite publications are bound to run (predictable) summaries and (obvious) forecasts. However, with GEN, a publication that covers the latest developments in the fast-moving field of biotechnology, you can never be sure what you’ll learn. The summaries and forecasts in our January issue begin with the “State of Biotech,” a thoughtful review of a recent GEN-sponsored event that showcased the insights of Jennifer Doudna, Peter Hotez, Robert Langer, and other thought leaders. (A replay of the event is available on demand on this website.) The issue also includes a special section, “2023 Trends,” which presents articles on business development, artificial intelligence, comparative genomics, and CRISPR-enhanced animal models. And in yet another New Year’s–themed article, we describe how 2022 proved to be a banner year for sequencing technology. Finally, even our non-New Year’s–themed coverage contributes to the anticipatory vibe, with articles on CRISPR crops, AAV manufacturing, and spatial multiomics.

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The NGS Race Is On: Souped-Up Sequencers Vie for Frontrunner Status

Race car on DNA Road

The Future of Food—CRISPR Crops That Capture Carbon

crop, rice

Seven Biopharma Trends to Watch in 2023

Hand Shake Meetings

Growth of Artificial Intelligence in Pharma Manufacturing

Lonza facility

The Human Genome Is Not Enough

spiny mouse

Three Ways CRISPR Is Making Animal Research Models More Predictive

Mouse Model

AAV Manufacturing Aims to Boost Productivity and Reduce Costs

Two MilliporeSigma scientists in the lab

Manufacturing an Abundance of AAV Vectors

PassageBio scientists in lab

Navigating the Biospecimen Ecosystem for Cell Therapies

T cells attacking cancer cells

Spatial Multiomics Powers Pathology Prediction

AI-powered image

In Biopharma, Tiny Carbon Dots Mean Big Opportunities

C-Dots Nanotec ElifSeven

Automated Manufacturing Will Deliver More—and Better—Cell Therapies

Cellares' Cell Shuttle

The State of Biotech Recap

The State of Biotech speakers

Accelerating AAV Development and Manufacturing

Adeno-associated viruses (AAV)

Fast, Direct, and Label-Free Quantitation of AAV Capsids

3D CG rendered image of scientifically accurate Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) Capsid Structure based on PDB : 1LP3 (ribbon occlusion style)

A Game-Changing Spatial Proteomics Tool

Bruker maldi hiplex ihc

Empowering Genomics Researchers to Advance Science Faster

Element Bio Lab

WFCC-MIRCEN World Data Centre for Microorganisms


HHMI Tangled Bank Studios


Python for Neuroscience




Improving DNA Sample Selection

Ziath Mohawk

Sustainable Extraction Technology


Fast Creation of Custom Cell Lines

Instant Noise Reduction for Pneumatic Equipment

Porvair Sciences

Double Dare: Exscientia Expands AI Platform into Antibody Design