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Building Blocks of Life May Have Formed in Water Droplets

By Ashley Yeager | October 23, 2017

Reactions that generate fundamental components of the cell run smoothly in microdroplets, study shows.

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Reducing Repetition While Building Biopolymers

By Kate Yandell | January 11, 2016

A free algorithm helps synthetic biologists decide which codons to use to encode repetitive proteins using the least-repetitive DNA sequence possible.

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Polymer Pioneer Honored

By Kerry Grens | February 4, 2015

Robert Langer, an engineer at MIT who fundamentally changed drug delivery, is awarded £1 million for the Queen Elizabeth Prize.

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Engineer of Change

By Tracy Vence | February 1, 2015

A chemical engineer walks into a biology lab . . . and revolutionizes bioengineering. How Robert Langer blazed a trail in drug delivery and regenerative medicine.

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