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Jan 13, 2017
CRISPR pioneer named to inaugural chair created by Patricia and James Poitras '63, founders of MIT’s Poitras Center for Affective Disorders Research.
Jan 4, 2017
At BE spinout Ginkgo Bioworks, biodesign is modeled after software design.
Dec 14, 2016
Jim Collins led the development of a cutting-edge system that could diagnose Zika quickly, cheaply, and accurately, helping to reduce the impact of the outbreak until a vaccine is ready to be rolled out.
Dec 7, 2016
The breakthough work that could change the world.
Dec 2, 2016
Jasanoff and his colleagues have developed new sensors consisting of proteins designed to detect a particular target, which causes them to dilate blood vessels in the immediate area. This produces a change in blood flow that can be imaged with...
Dec 1, 2016
Four proposals from six MIT faculty members to receive Professor Amar G. Bose Research Grants.  
Nov 14, 2016
MIT researchers have now demonstrated that genetic circuits can be isolated within individual synthetic “cells,” preventing them from disrupting each other.
Nov 11, 2016
MIT researchers have now discovered another layer of control that helps cells to rapidly divert resources in emergency situations.
Nov 2, 2016
A team of researchers at MIT, the University of Brasilia, and the University of British Columbia has now engineered an antimicrobial peptide that can destroy many types of bacteria, including some that are resistant to most antibiotics.
Nov 2, 2016
MIT researchers (Samson, Lauffenburger, et al.) have now developed a way to test cells’ ability to perform several different types of DNA repair, and to use that information to predict how tumors will respond to a particular drug.