molecular engineering

May 16, 2019

Synthetic proteins have been created that move in response to their environment in predictable and tunable ways. These motile molecules were designed from scratch on computers, then produced inside living cells.

December 19, 2018

Proteins have now been designed in the lab to zip together in much the same way that  DNA molecules zip up to form a double helix.  The technique, whose development was led by University of Washington School of Medicine scientists, could enable

November 8, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created from scratch self-assembling protein filaments built from identical protein subunits that snap together spontaneously to form long, helical, thread-like structures.

October 29, 2018

For the first time scientists have successfully designed non-local beta-sheet proteins from scratch.

Artists rendering of a DNA molecule

To help clinicians and patients obtain better information about the breast or ovarian cancer risks posed by specific mutations in the BRCA1 gene, Greg Findlay, an M.D./Ph.d.

September 13, 2018

For the first time, scientists have created, entirely from scratch,  a protein capable of binding to a small target molecule.

December 13, 2017

Protein assemblies, designed and built from scratch to carry molecular cargo, are advancing both synthetic life research and engineering efforts for targeted drug delivery.

The same 20-sided solid that was morphed into geodesic domes in the past century may be the shape of things to come in synthetic biology.  
 

GeekWire reports the news that biochemists at th

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