synthetic biology
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 2016
Scientists designed a genetic sensor-and-readout system, based on detecting a transcription factor, that performs a custom cellular activity.
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Scientists Grow Intestinal Tissues With Functional Nerves In The Lab
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 23, 2016
Researchers are using the tissue, synthesized with human pluripotent stem cells and implanted into mice, to study a rare form of Hirschprung’s disease.
Curious George
Curious George
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2016
George Church has consistently positioned himself at genomics’ leading edge.
Church on the Late Show
Church on the Late Show
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2016
Harvard biologist George Church talks gene therapy, aging, and reviving the woolly mammoth with Stephen Colbert.
Streamlining the <em>E. coli</em> Genetic Code
Streamlining the E. coli Genetic Code
Karen Zusi | Aug 18, 2016
Scientists design a bacterial genome with only 57 codons.
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Clyde A. Hutchison III: Genome Sequencer and Synthetic Biologist
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2016
From sequencing bacteriophages to synthesizing bacterial genomes to defining a minimal genome
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Arming Synthetic Bacteria Against Cancer
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 20, 2016
Researchers engineer bacteria that deliver an anti-tumor toxin in mice before self-destructing. 
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Creating a DNA Record with CRISPR
Ruth Williams | Jun 9, 2016
Researchers repurpose a bacterial immune system to be a molecular recording device.
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.