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DNA Machines Inch Forward

By | March 5, 2013

Researchers are using DNA to compute, power, and sense.

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Buffering Against Alcohol

By | February 17, 2013

Using a new assembly method, scientists have combined multiple enzymes in a polymer nanocapsule to reduce blood alcohol levels and liver damage in drunken mice.  

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Top 10 Innovations 2012

By | December 1, 2012

The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.

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Next Generation: In Vivo Drug Factories

By | August 13, 2012

Researchers use UV light to stimulate protein production in nano-sized delivery capsules in mice.

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Speaking of Science

By | July 1, 2012

July 2012's selection of notable quotes

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Move Over, Mother Nature

By | July 1, 2012

Synthetic biologists harness software to design genes and networks.

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Unnatural Base Pair Replication

By | June 6, 2012

New crystallography images show that artificial DNA bases take on a surprisingly normal geometry when bound by polymerase.

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Bacterial Computing?

By | May 9, 2012

Researchers coax bacteria to produce tiny magnets and electrical wires that may be used to build advanced electronics.

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Synthetic Genetic Evolution

By | April 19, 2012

Scientists show that manmade nucleic acids can replicate and evolve, ushering in a new era in synthetic biology.

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A Call to Ban Synthetic Biology

By | March 15, 2012

More than 100 environmental policy organizations call for greater oversight and regulation of synthetic biology.

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