biological engineering

Tracing a Cellular Family Tree

by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

New technique allows tracking of gene expression over generations of cells as they specialize.

Researchers Strengthen Continuous Protein Evolution System

by Harvard University

For years, researchers have worked to develop novel molecules for therapeutic or research purposes, and have relied on directed evolution as a powerful technique for generating molecules that exhibit the properties they want.

Turning Biologists into Programmers

by Penn State
For more than half a century scientists have looked on the DNA molecule as life's blueprint. Now biological engineers are beginning to see the molecule not as a static plan, but more like a snippet of life's computer code that they can program.