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Our microbes are starving, and that's a good thing

Posted
October 29, 2018

High-protein diet, antibiotics make gut a festering swamp.

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Regina Barzilay, James Collins, and Phil Sharp join leadership of new effort on machine learning in health

Posted
October 3, 2018

PhotMacArthur "geniuses" in machine learning and synthetic biology to serve as faculty co-leads; Nobel laureate to chair advisory board of new reasearch center.

Regina...

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CSB Thesis Defense

Posted
September 10, 2018

Nezar Abdennur

Mirny Lab 

Title: Unfolding genome organization interphase

Abstact: 

Contact frequency maps from high throughput chromosome conformation capture technologies have revealed several organizing patterns for mammalian interphase chromosomes, including self-interacting topologically associating domains (TADs) which are believed to function as insulating gene regulatory neighborhoods. However, the mechanisms driving these patterns are still unknown. In this thesis...

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Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Posted
September 5, 2018

By manipulating DNA, researchers are trying to create microbes that, once ingested, work to treat a rare genetic condition - a milestone in synthetic biology.

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