Genome Data Enables Capture of Elusive Microbes
Genome Data Enables Capture of Elusive Microbes
Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.
Genome Data Enables Capture of Elusive Microbes
Genome Data Enables Capture of Elusive Microbes

Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.

Using reverse genetics, researchers create antibodies to reel in previously uncultured bacteria.

Modus Operandi
Infographic: Trapping Uncultured Bacteria
Infographic: Trapping Uncultured Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Jan 13, 2020
Sequence data from previously uncultured microorganisms provides the information necessary for their capture.
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.
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Infographic: Sequence-Directed Gel Degradation
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A novel system for customizable DNA-hydrogel manipulations
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Infographic: Building an Artificial Chromosome
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2019
Integrating a specialized histone into large segments of transgenic DNA enables centromere formation.
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.
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Infographic: DNA Detection with a Chip
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
Researchers combine CRISPR technology with a graphene transistor to create an electronic sensor for particular DNA sequences.
Digital DNA Detection
Digital DNA Detection
Ruth Williams | Jul 15, 2019
A CRISPR-based electronic sensor flags target DNA sequences at high speed.