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Synthetic Sensors

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2016

Engineered circuits detect endogenous transcription factors to drive cellular outputs.

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DNA Tape Recorder

By Kate Yandell | November 13, 2014

Researchers have created a system that edits DNA in response to chemical stimuli or light, allowing bacteria to record environmental events in their genetic material.

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Flickering Neurons

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2013

Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.

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Next Generation: Ciliated Sensor

By Sabrina Richards | July 30, 2012

Researchers create a sensitive, flexible mechanosensor with possible applications in biomedical sensing and artificial skin technology.

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Sensor Measures Produce Ripeness

By Megan Scudellari | April 30, 2012

The device could help grocers and food distributors better monitor fruits and vegetables.

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Origami Sensors

By Megan Scudellari | March 9, 2012

An inexpensive 3-D paper sensor could test for HIV and malaria.

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Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell

By Megan Scudellari | January 18, 2012

A nanoscale device measures electrical signals inside cells without causing damage.

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