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Dec 18, 2014
One of the most promising approaches involves the use of optogenetics, which Feng Zhang, an MIT assistant professor who came to the McGovern Institute in 2011 and has a joint appointment at the Broad Institute, helped develop as graduate student at...
Dec 15, 2014
When RNA-binding proteins are turned on, cancer cells get locked in a proliferative state.
Dec 10, 2014
Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any gene of their choosing in living cells.
Dec 9, 2014
During her freshman year, Katie Bodner and 13 undergraduates developed a way to 'program' cells and organisms using genetic circuits, the same way computer scientists program computers using software.
Dec 3, 2014
Engineers computer-design the most complicated 3-D structures ever made from DNA.
Nov 29, 2014
MIT Professor Eric Alm thinks that sewers are the missing link to tracking public health. So far, his research is promising.
Nov 24, 2014
Innovation from MIT could allow many biological components to be connected to produce predictable effects.
Nov 13, 2014
MIT engineers have transformed the genome of the bacterium E. coli into a long-term storage device for memory. They envision that this stable, erasable, and easy-to-retrieve memory will be well suited for applications such as sensors for...
Nov 10, 2014
As a graduate student at Stanford University, Zhang was instrumental in advancing the development of optogenetic technology, which allows...
Nov 6, 2014
Partnership with MGH, other institutions to foster regional ecosystem for rapidly evolving field.