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Researchers develop gene circuit design strategy to advance synthetic biology

Scientists and engineers have developed synthetic gene circuits that program the functionality, performance, and behavior of living cells. These gene circuits hold great promise in medical and biotechnological applications, but to date, most circuits are constructed through a manner, which relies on a designer's intuition and is often inefficient. Researchers have addressed the challenge by constructing an integrated modeling framework for quantitatively describing and predicting gene circuit behaviors.

Posted: Sep 26th, 2017

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Making blood from skin

Despite being very different kinds of cells, skin cells have been used to make blood cells in mice.

Posted: Sep 15th, 2017

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Red fluorescence in two steps

Scientists have identified the mechanism that allows fluorescent proteins to switch colour in two phases. They are thereby laying the groundwork for new applications in microscopy and functional analyses in biological research.

Posted: Sep 13th, 2017

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