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Genome Engineering Boosts Synthetic Biology Market

A recent study from MarketsandMarkets shows the United States is leading the synthetic biology market with various key drivers. The market is expected to reach a new growth worth more than $8 billion in the following five years.

When Pollution and Sensitive Skin Meet

Concerns over air pollution's impact on the skin are on the rise. Research in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that skin care formulated with the goal of fighting pollution can make an impact on skin health.

Skin Pigment Genetics is More Complex at the Equator

New research published in Cell presents genetic findings related to skin pigment diversity and complexity, further supporting the trend for customizable skin care.

Comparatively Speaking: Homologous vs. Analogous Polymers

What can we learn from the structure/function differences within a chemical family? In this installment of "Comparatively Speaking," Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., illustrates with a closer look at homologous vs. analogous polymers.

When Water is Hard on Eczema

Hard water contains minerals that are tough on the skin, especially those predisposed toward atopic dermatitis. Recent research in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology looked into how hard water affects the skin barrier.

Survey of Skin Research Findings

Cosmetic science has outdone itself this year, with breakthroughs not just emerging, but rolling out in actual applications. Following is a brief literature review of recent skin care findings.

Industry Insight: CAS9 and CRISPR Technology, Implications for Cosmetics?

In this excerpt, adapted from our podcast, Stanley Qi, Ph.D., explains what the CRISPR gene editing technology is and its potential benefit to cosmetics.

A New Code for Skin Care: RNAi to Rewrite Cosmetics, Part I

For several years, the cosmetics industry has been exploring the potential for RNA interference (RNAi) technologies in skin and hair care. This first in a three-part series reviews the utility of RNAi and current efforts to bring RNAi-based cosmetics to market. Part II, in January 2018, will consider the delivery of RNAi into skin.

[podcast] Author Commentary: Epigenetics in Cosmetics, with Paul Lawrence, Ph.D.

Today, Cosmetics & Toiletries has a special treat for you. Paul Lawrence, Ph.D., co-author on a new three-part article series, shares insights on the potential for epigenetics in cosmetics—not coincidentally, the topic of the series. Listen now!

Micropatterning Plus High Content Assay for Skin Research, Explained in Brief

What can high content screening, combined with micropatterning, tell researchers about the efficacy of a cosmetic active? Better yet, what are these techniques? Here, Luc Selig, Ph.D., CEO of CYTOO, explains.

Resveratrol Analog to Cells: Act Your Shoe Size

"Act your age, not your shoe size," the saying goes, to correct immature behavior. But to human cells, science is sending a new message: to not just look, but act like younger versions of themselves—which is now possible through resveratrol analogs.

Fat-Burning Treatments Turn to Microneedles

A novel microneedle skin patch offers a noninvasive alternative to liposuction, according to Columbia University and University of North Carolina researchers. The patch has the potential to treat obesity and diabetes while boosting metabolism.

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