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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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image: Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk

Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk

By | March 6, 2015

Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.


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Grab ’n’ Glow

By | January 1, 2015

Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.


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Detailing Color Vision

By | December 6, 2012

Scientists engineer a spectrum of artificial pigments to understand how animals see in color.

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image: When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark

When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark

By | August 7, 2011

Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.


image: Engineered proteins for fighting flu

Engineered proteins for fighting flu

By | May 14, 2011

In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.


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