Microfluidics for the masses | MIT News

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

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office | June 13, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  3-d-printing  biological-engineering  dna  lincoln-laboratory  media-lab  microfluidics  open-access  research  school-of-architecture-and-planning  synthetic-biology  national-institutes-of-health-nih  national-science-foundation-nsf  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs

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 | May 26, 2017
~8 mins |

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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 | Feb. 15, 2017
~7 mins |

Tags:  3-d-printing  bacteria  biological-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  materials-science-and-engineering  dmse  mechanical-engineering  research  school-of-engineering  synthetic-biology  sensors  national-science-foundation-nsf  national-institutes-of-health-nih

Microbial manufacturing | MIT News

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

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Feb. 3, 2017
~9 mins |

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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 | Dec. 7, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  school-of-engineering  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  software  data  industry  drug-development  genetics  synthetic-biology

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 | Nov. 14, 2016
~7 mins |

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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 | Sept. 22, 2016
~5 mins |

Tags:  research  synthetic-biology  drug-development  institute-for-medical-engineering-and-science-imes  dna  health  biological-engineering  school-of-engineering  health-care  medicine

Hacking microbes | MIT News

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

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office | Aug. 25, 2016
~8 mins |

Tags:  research  school-of-engineering  computer-science-and-artificial-intelligence-laboratory-csail  biological-engineering  bioengineering-and-biotechnology  electrical-engineering-computer-science-eecs  synthetic-biology  bacteria  microbes  innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie  startups  alumniae  industry  food  nanoscience-and-nanotechnology

Recording analog memories in human cells | MIT News

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

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | Aug. 18, 2016
~7 mins |

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Scientists program cells to remember and respond to series of stimuli | MIT News

New approach to biological circuit design enables scientists to track cell histories.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office | July 21, 2016
~7 mins |

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