Digital biology – AKA, “Biohacking”, which also describes synthetic biology – is a relatively new field of scientific exploration which seeks to find high-tech solutions to complex human and planetary challenges. Research and development teams in the field of synthetic and digital biology are harnessing huge amounts of data captured from the natural world to design new biological experiments. Ultimately, the goal is to gain a better understanding of molecular cell biology in order to reconfigure organisms and/or their specific components. This, in turn, will help us cure diseases and improve aspects of human biology. Furthermore, it’s hoped that gaining insight into the fundamental building blocks of nature will yield solutions to the unfolding climate crisis. What is digital biology? The biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning. — Steve Jobs Stephen Larson, CEO of MetaCell – a leading neuroscience software development company – describes digital biology as a field of research which “uses powerful simulation software to understand the basic functions of life… to give us a chance to understand malfunctions of human life, such as disease and ageing”.