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The Biggest DNA Origami Structures Yet
Abby Olena | Dec 6, 2017
Three new strategies for using DNA to generate large, self-assembling shapes create everything from a nanoscale teddy bear to a nanoscale Mona Lisa.
Artificial Tissues Implanted Without Regulatory Approval, Investigation Reports
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 3, 2017
Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2017
Virginia Tech’s Yiheng Percival Zhang was arrested for misusing grant funds from the federal government.
Cargo-Sorting DNA Robots
Ruth Williams | Sep 14, 2017
Autonomous molecules that collect, carry, and sort different genetic packages usher in a new era for nucleic-acid robotics.
Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.
So You’ve Been Mistaken as a White Nationalist
Kerry Grens | Aug 18, 2017
Biomedical engineer Kyle Quinn fends off a frenzied Internet mob after being wrongly identified as a Charlottesville protester.
First Organ-Specific Tissue Sheets
Ashley Yeager | Aug 9, 2017
The material is durable, flexible, and can serve as a scaffold for cell growth, a study shows.
Engineered Human Liver Tissue Grows in Mice
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 19, 2017
Tissue “seeds” made up of three cell types and patterned onto a scaffold develop into complex structures with some organ function, researchers show.
Bacterial Photography Goes Technicolor
Erin Hare | May 22, 2017
Genetically engineered "disco bacteria" sense and respond to different colors of light, creating both stunning art in the culture dish and new possibilities for synthetic biology.
Synthetic Bones: A Better Bone-Marrow Transplant?
Ashley P. Taylor | May 9, 2017
Artificial bones produce new blood cells in mice, obviating the need for irradiation to kill off resident hematopoietic stem cells in recipients.