A karyotype of chromosomes mostly stained blue with one stained red and green
Researchers Fuse Mouse Chromosomes in Scientific First
The findings will likely help elucidate the effects of chromosome fusions, which can cause disease but have also contributed to evolution.
Researchers Fuse Mouse Chromosomes in Scientific First
Researchers Fuse Mouse Chromosomes in Scientific First

The findings will likely help elucidate the effects of chromosome fusions, which can cause disease but have also contributed to evolution.

The findings will likely help elucidate the effects of chromosome fusions, which can cause disease but have also contributed to evolution.

biomedical engineering
an artistic rendering of CRISPR/Cas9
Ten Years of CRISPR
Sophie Fessl | Jun 28, 2022
This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.
photograph of miSHERLOCk device against a white background
A Self-Contained COVID-19 Test with 3-D Printed Parts
Annie Melchor | Aug 11, 2021
The makers of the CRISPR-based testing platform, called miSHERLOCK, say it could enable people at home or physicians in resource-limited environments to detect SARS-CoV-2—and eventually, other pathogens.
Image of the Day: Bionic Heart
Amy Schleunes | Jan 30, 2020
A bioengineered heart made of pig and synthetic tissues beats like the real thing.
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 15, 2018
Circuits made from a novel material are more flexible than ever before.  
Small Wonders
Molly Sharlach | Sep 11, 2014
Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.
Michael Smith: Biomechanic
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2013
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Boston University. Age: 37
Organs on Demand
Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
3-D printing has made inroads in the clinic, but constructing functional complex organs still faces major hurdles.
Printing Life
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2013
3-D printing allows tissue engineers to fabricate more-complex shapes and to precisely mix biological materials.
Printing Ears
Kate Yandell | Aug 31, 2013
Cornell University biomedical engineer Lawrence Bonassar 3-D prints ears using “ink” that contains living cells.