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Jul 21, 2016
Synthetic biology allows researchers to program cells to perform novel functions. MIT engineers have now programmed cells to remember and respond to a series of events.   
Jul 14, 2016
Largest metagenomic view of the developing world uncovers “mobile genes” that reveal how culture shapes the human microbiome.
Jul 4, 2016
“'Now we can image RNA with great spatial precision, thanks to the expansion process, and we also can do it more easily in large intact tissues,' says Ed Boyden
Jun 26, 2016
A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is plumbing the sewers of Boston and Cambridge, Mass., for microbes and other agents of human disease and suffering.
Jun 18, 2016
Feng Zhang has been named a 2016 Tang Prize Laureate for his role in developing the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system and demonstrating pioneering uses in eukaryotic cells.
Jun 3, 2016
Living cells are capable of performing complex computations on the environmental signals they encounter.
Jun 2, 2016
With support she received at the Institute, Leila Pirhaji wants to bring computational systems biology to the marketplace.  
May 26, 2016
“The current work provides a complete pipeline, starting from a 3-D form, and arriving at a DNA design and a corresponding predicted atomic model which can be compared quantitatively with experiments,” says MIT's Mark Bathe.
May 10, 2016
Mark Bathe, associate professor in the Department of Biological Engineering. His research focuses on quantitative physical approaches to understanding complex biological processes from a molecular perspective. He runs an interdisciplinary research...
May 10, 2016
Study identifies new gene variants that may be targets for treating arrhythmia.