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DNA Neural Network Recognizes "Molecular Handwriting"
07/05/2018

DNA Neural Network Recognizes "Molecular Handwriting"

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists have developed an artificial neural network out of DNA that can recognize highly complex and noisy molecular information.
Conceptual illustration of a droplet containing an artificial neural network made of DNA that has been designed to recognize complex and noisy molecular information, represented as 'molecular handwriting.'
Probing Protein Processes: A Conversation with Rebecca Voorhees
06/22/2018

Probing Protein Processes: A Conversation with Rebecca Voorhees

Lorinda Dajose
Rebecca Voorhees is a newly appointed assistant professor of biology and biological engineering.
Rebecca Voorhees
How a Thieving Transcription Factor Dominates the Genome
06/19/2018

How a Thieving Transcription Factor Dominates the Genome

Lorinda Dajose
Gene expression in developing cells is heavily influenced by group dynamics of DNA-binding proteins interacting with each other.
a cartoon of DNA-binding proteins and genes
Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter
06/18/2018

Weighing the Planet's Biological Matter

Lorinda Dajose
A new study makes the first global estimates of the mass of life on Earth.
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Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors
06/11/2018

Caltech Celebrates Newest Cohort of Named Professors

During the 2017-18 academic year, Caltech recognized six faculty members with their first named professorship—the Institute's most distinguished award for individual faculty.
photo of arches in Blacker House
Ten Thousand Bursting Genes
06/07/2018

Ten Thousand Bursting Genes

Lorinda Dajose
Scientists can now image the activity of 10,421 genes at once within individual cells, using a new technique developed at Caltech.
3D reconstruction of transcription sites
The Cartography of the Nucleus
06/07/2018

The Cartography of the Nucleus

Lorinda Dajose
A new technique creates maps of the folded structures of DNA, RNA, and proteins within the cellular nucleus, revealing elegant "hubs" of organization.
A gif of 3D regions of of the nucleus visualized with SPRITE.
How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain
05/17/2018

How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers gain new insights into the brain mechanisms underlying the negative effects caused by long-term social isolation.
A brain alone in a cell
Caltech Plant Biologist Receives Genetics Prize
05/16/2018

Caltech Plant Biologist Receives Genetics Prize

Lorinda Dajose
Elliot Meyerowitz is a recipient of the 2018 Gruber Genetics Prize.
No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the Lab
05/11/2018

No Embryo Required: Studying Development in the Lab

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech scientists have engineered cells to create spatial patterns in a dish similar to those that occur during embryonic development.
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