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October 17, 2017

Evolving enzymes for nonnatural amino acids

Continuous evolution improves synthetase’s efficiency, selectivity

October 16, 2017

Engineered bacteria build microstructures on their own

Microbe-built domes coated with gold nanoparticles can serve as simple pressure sensors

October 16, 2017

Microneedle skin patch fights fat

The patch slowly and safely releases a drug that transforms white fat to brown in mice

October 13, 2017

Octopus-inspired robot skin goes 3-D

Engineers create stretchable silicone material that inflates to predesigned textured shapes

October 12, 2017

Enzyme beats catalysts at oxidation game

Directed evolution yields enzyme that oxidizes alkenes in a unique way

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