protein engineering
Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells
Six-Letter DNA Alphabet Produces Proteins in Cells
Ruth Williams | Nov 29, 2017
Transcription and translation of DNA containing synthetic base pairs becomes a reality in living cells.
Bioengineering Professor, Students Accused of Fraud
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.
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Chemical Engineer Wins Millennium Technology Prize
Tanya Lewis | May 25, 2016
Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Jenny Rood | Mar 6, 2015
Scientists engineer E. coli to produce artificial spider silk.
Grab ’n’ Glow
Grab ’n’ Glow
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Engineered proteins can tether multiple fluorescent molecules to give a brighter signal—and that’s not all.
Detailing Color Vision
Detailing Color Vision
Ruth Williams | Dec 6, 2012
Scientists engineer a spectrum of artificial pigments to understand how animals see in color.
When Zinc Fingers Miss the Mark
Tia Ghose | Aug 7, 2011
Two new techniques identify how often zinc fingers nucleases cleave off-target sites.
Engineered proteins for fighting flu
Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011
In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.