Precision Membrane Puncture Enables Efficient Cell Transfection
Precision Membrane Puncture Enables Efficient Cell Transfection
A device for piercing individual holes in cell membranes allows vector-free DNA delivery while maintaining cell viability.
Precision Membrane Puncture Enables Efficient Cell Transfection
Precision Membrane Puncture Enables Efficient Cell Transfection

A device for piercing individual holes in cell membranes allows vector-free DNA delivery while maintaining cell viability.

A device for piercing individual holes in cell membranes allows vector-free DNA delivery while maintaining cell viability.

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Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Modified gene editing machinery enables targeted disruptions of mitochondrial genes in rice and rapeseed plants.
Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes
Genome Data Enable Capture of Elusive Microbes
Ruth Williams | Jan 13, 2020
Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
CRISPR-Based Tool Expands DNA-Hydrogel Versatility
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
DNA-responsive polymer gels used for releasing drugs, encapsulating cells, and much more now have greater adaptability thanks to the Cas12a nuclease.
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Streamlined Artificial Chromosome Creation
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Recruiting an epigenetic instigator of centromere formation into large segments of cloned DNA facilitates their transformation into artificial chromosomes.
Remote Control of Peripheral Nerves
Remote Control of Peripheral Nerves
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2019
An implantable wireless device with microfluidic and optical components allows manipulation of individual nerve fibers in mice’s extremities.
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Light-Activated Nanodevices Control Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2019
DNA-coated gold nanorods enable cells to be activated by light without genetic manipulation.
Digital DNA Detection
Digital DNA Detection
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
A CRISPR-based electronic sensor flags target DNA sequences at high speed.
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Intracellular Magnetic Manipulations
Ruth Williams | Jun 1, 2019
Optimized tweezers enable precise 3-D manipulations of a cell’s organelles.
Microbiology Meets Machine Learning
Microbiology Meets Machine Learning
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2019
Artificially intelligent software has human-like ability to analyze host-pathogen interactions in microscopy images.