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Sep 17, 2020
A CRISPR-based test developed at MIT and the Broad Institute can detect nearly as many cases as the standard Covid-19 diagnostic.
Aug 18, 2020
Making MIT welcoming to Black students begins with teaching our children to be antiracist— and learning how ourselves.
Aug 3, 2020
Birnbaum received the Michelson Prize 2020 for: “Repertoire-Scale Determination of T Cell Recognition and Cross-Reactivity to HIV via pMHC Lentiviral Display”.
Jul 29, 2020
A team of researchers, led by Ram Sasisekharan, has developed a potential treatment for yellow fever. Their drug, an engineered monoclonal antibody that targets the virus, has shown success in early-stage clinical trials.
Jul 22, 2020
BE students explore algal water purifiers, programmable soil bacteria, and other biological engineering approaches to food and water security.
Jul 17, 2020
C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute awards $5.4 million to top researchers to steer how society responds to the pandemic.  
Jul 10, 2020
BE spinout Sherlock Biosciences is using a gene-editing system in coronavirus tests approved for use in health care — the first CRISPR product to reach the market.
Jul 2, 2020
In a study led by graduate student Lauren Stopfer, researchers used the platform to analyze the effect of CDK4/6 inhibitors, a class of known anticancer agents, on the immunopeptidome of melanoma cell lines.
Jun 29, 2020
By folding DNA into a virus-like structure, MIT researchers have designed HIV-like particles that provoke a strong immune response from human immune cells grown in a lab dish.