Endowing cells with new abilities | MIT News

PhD student Fahim Farzadfard engineers cells to record “memories” of past events.

Dara Farhadi | MIT News correspondent • mit
June 20, 2017 ~7 min

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Microfluidics for the masses | MIT News

New open-source website features blueprints for lab-on-a-chip devices.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
June 13, 2017 ~7 min

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Bacteria with multicolor vision | MIT News

Red, green, and blue light can be used to control gene expression in engineered E. coli.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
May 26, 2017 ~8 min

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Living sensors at your fingertips | MIT News

Cell-infused gloves and bandages light up when in contact with certain chemicals.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 15, 2017 ~7 min

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Microbial manufacturing | MIT News

Engineered bacteria produce rare and commercially useful compounds in large quantities.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 3, 2017 ~9 min

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“Google Docs” for life sciences accelerates discovery | MIT News

Cloud-based platform assists in managing, sharing data facilitates research.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 7, 2016 ~8 min

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Researchers create synthetic cells to isolate genetic circuits | MIT News

Encapsulating molecular components in artificial membranes offers more flexibility in designing circuits.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Nov. 14, 2016 ~7 min

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To produce biopharmaceuticals on demand, just add water | MIT News

Freeze-dried cellular components can be rehydrated to churn out useful proteins.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 22, 2016 ~5 min

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Hacking microbes | MIT News

Startup’s engineered yeast helps clients produce fragrances and flavors more efficiently.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 25, 2016 ~8 min

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Recording analog memories in human cells | MIT News

Engineers program human cells to store complex histories in their DNA.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 18, 2016 ~7 min

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