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Programmable Disorder
11/28/2016

Programmable Disorder

Lorinda Dajose
Researchers have developed a molecular programming language to create DNA tiles that exploit randomness to carry out nanofabrication tasks by self-assembly.
image of self-assembled random tree structures on the surface of DNA tile arrays
DNA on Display
11/28/2016

DNA on Display

BBE celebrates the restoration of a DNA sculpture.
Image of helix sculpture
Three from Caltech Elected as AAAS Fellows
11/22/2016

Three from Caltech Elected as AAAS Fellows

Lorinda Dajose
LIGO scientists and a synthetic biology professor are recognized for their efforts in advancing science.
the words
History of Cells Told Through MEMOIR
11/21/2016

History of Cells Told Through MEMOIR

Whitney Clavin
A new technique called MEMOIR can record the life history of animal cells.
MEMOIR cells
Turning Back the Aging Clock
11/18/2016

Turning Back the Aging Clock

Lorinda Dajose
By boosting genes that destroy defective mitochondrial DNA, researchers can slow down and potentially reverse an important part of the aging process.
Mitochondrial DNA
Genetically Engineering Disease-Fighting Cells
11/08/2016

Genetically Engineering Disease-Fighting Cells

Lorinda Dajose
A new technique improves the safety of cancer immunotherapy.
Artist’s concept of a domain-swapped T cell receptor (TCR) engaging a peptide presented by a tumor cell. In TCR gene therapy, genes encoding a tumor-specific TCR are introduced to a patient’s T cells, retargeting them to attack cancer cells.
The Wiring of Fly Brains: Mapping Cell-to-Cell Connections
11/01/2016

The Wiring of Fly Brains: Mapping Cell-to-Cell Connections

Whitney Clavin
A new system for mapping communication between cells could lead to "wiring diagrams" of animal brains.
fly brain and nervous system
Third Round of BRAIN Funding
10/24/2016

Third Round of BRAIN Funding

Lorinda Dajose
The National Institutes of Health has awarded grants to six Caltech professors as part of the BRAIN Initiative.
Design of brain
Hard-Wiring Memories
10/17/2016

Hard-Wiring Memories

Lorinda Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered how a small protein helps to orchestrate the formation of memories in the brain.
Pre-phosphorylation
SURF Seminar Day 2016
10/12/2016

SURF Seminar Day 2016

Lorinda Dajose
On October 15, students will present their research at the annual SURF Seminar Day.
graphic of three human silhouettes and two torches