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Finding a Needle in the Cancer Haystack

Mission Bio recently announced a $30+ million Series B funding round to scale up their single-cell DNA analysis platforms and expand into global markets. Mission Bio uses microfluidics, droplet PCR, and custom barcoding...

Living Medicines: Engineering the Microbiome

The idea of leveraging an organism’s intrinsic properties for medical benefits has existed for millennia. But in the last few years, synthetic biologists have revolutionized the idea of living medicines —...

Synthetic Life: Made from Scratch

Synthetic biology is a scientific discipline that aims to rationally engineer living organisms, typically with genetic engineering approaches (1). In 1961, Francois Jacob and Jacques Monod first proposed that genetic...