MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
October 7, 2012New sensor can detect four different molecules, could be used to program cells to precisely monitor their environments.
Genetic 911: Cells’ emergency systems revealed
July 3, 2012Study examines how cells exploit gene sequences to cope with toxic stress.
Mimicking cells with transistors
September 28, 2011Analog — rather than digital — circuits could enable models of biological systems that are more efficient, more accurate and easier to build.
Scientists unveil tools for rewriting the code of life
July 15, 2011New technology from MIT and Harvard can edit DNA at the genome scale, giving cells novel functions.