A 100-fold leap to GigaDalton DNA nanotech

DNA bricks enable self-assembly of 3D nanostructures from 10,000 unique components, advancing DNA nanotech from Mega to GigaDalton scale

Original Release: Harvard’s Wyss Institute  •  Author: Benjamin Boettner

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Brain guides body much sooner than previously believed | Tufts Now

The brain plays an active and essential role much earlier than previously thought, according to new research from Tufts University scientists which shows that long before movement or other behaviors occur, the brain of an embryonic frog influences muscle and nerve development and protects the embryo from agents that cause developmental defects.

Breaking through the bacteria barrier

New microfluidic device may speed up DNA insertion in bacteria, the first step in genetic engineering
News release • MIT News Office • February 19, 2016 • By Jennifer Chu

Eyes turn into skin

EPFL scientists have found that chronic inflammation can cause regenerating cells to grow into new, aberrant types; this is called metaplasia, and is a disorder linked to prolonged inflammation. The study highlights a new concept of chronic inflammation and could lead to better treatments. _EPFL Nik Papageorgiou