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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
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
Tanya Lewis | May 25, 2016
Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.
Spinning Recombinant Spider Silk
Jenny Rood | Mar 6, 2015
to produce artificial spider silk.
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
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.