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Apr 25, 2016
Modular, programmable proteins can be used to track or manipulate gene expression.
Apr 12, 2016
Ernest Fraenkel uses biological network modeling to identify new targets for disease.
Apr 5, 2016
Based on research by its co-founders, MIT professors Tim Lu and Jim Collins, Synlogic creates so-called synthetic biotics, which sense and correct metabolic abnormalities that underlie some major diseases and rare genetic disorders.  
Mar 31, 2016
MIT biological engineers have created a programming language that allows them to rapidly design complex, DNA-encoded circuits that give new functions to living cells.
Mar 28, 2016
With the goal of harnessing the untapped potential of Iranian-Americans, and to build the capacity of the Iranian diaspora in effecting positive change in the U.S. and around the world, the West Asia Council has launched a series of interviews that...
Mar 27, 2016
Researchers in Massachusetts are looking at ways to tackle public health issues by delving into the sewers. Luckily, a robot does all the dirty work…  
Mar 23, 2016
Broad/MIT scientist among five honored as pioneers of CRISPR-Cas9 system.  
Mar 23, 2016
Zhang’s hope is that CRISPR will give us a better way to understand psychiatric diseases, including depression, schizophrenia, autism and Alzheimer’s.
Mar 22, 2016
Genome-editing pioneer Feng Zhang hopes his work will shed light on neurological disorders.
Mar 16, 2016
A new study from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital reveals why a certain class of these drugs, known as kinase inhibitors, doesn’t always halt tumor growth.