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Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells

By Ruth Williams | November 29, 2017

Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.

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Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud

By Kerry Grens | September 30, 2017

Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.

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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 Jenny Rood | March 6, 2015

Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.

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Grab ’n’ Glow

By Ruth Williams | 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 Ruth Williams | 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 Tia Ghose | August 7, 2011

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

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image: Engineered proteins for fighting flu

Engineered proteins for fighting flu

By Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011

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

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