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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,...

Studies further explain stem cell effects on hair growth

Studies further explain stem cell effects on hair growth

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Two new studies have delved into what causes hair loss and thinning, and suggest that it may be related to the ageing of hair follicle stem cells, adding volume to the research surrounding hair growth.

A better understanding of omics sees growing potential in skin care

A better understanding of omics sees growing potential in skin care

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With more models and techniques being developed and used beauty professionals are getting a better understanding of omics and their growing potential in skin care; and this is making the techniques become cheaper, faster and more accurate too.

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

EC says it cannot assess hair dye ingredient

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Months after it called for an opinion on Basic Blue 124, the European Commission has concluded that it cannot fully assess the safe use of the hair dye ingredient.

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