Let them Eat Dirt!

The article that Julius and Sera worked on when Sera was a graduate student at Cornell (and Julius was visiting with David Nelson on his sabbatical) finally came out in the Quarterly Review of Biology – http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.1086/659884.  A LOT of press about it, including – http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode.cfm?id=let-them-eat-dirt-11-06-03 .

Three PNAS Papers in a Row!

I can honestly say that we didn’t plan it like this, but the two SHAPE-Seq papers – “Multiplexed RNA structure characterization with selective 2’-hydroxyl acylation analyzed by primer extension sequencing (SHAPE-Seq).” (10.1073/pnas.1106501108) and “Modeling and automation of sequencing-based characterization of RNA structure.” (10.1073/pnas.1106541108) – came out on the heels of the attenuator paper – “VersatileContinue reading “Three PNAS Papers in a Row!”

RNA Engineering work is picked up by the media

What a great way to wrap up a Miller Fellowship.  Julius, Stanley Qi and Adam Arkin featured in a few stories about our versatile RNA transcription engineering recently published in PNAS (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1015741108). ‘Biological Circuits for Synthetic Biology’ –http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Biological_Circuits_for_Synthetic_Biology_999.html And that’s the Arkin lab RNA bench where a lot of SHAPE-Seq happened!

Coverstory: IEEE Spectrum

We were really lucky to get the IEEE Spectrum Cover this month for our article “Synthetic Biology’s Hunt for the Genetic Transistor” –http://spectrum.ieee.org/biomedical/devices/synthetic-biologys-hunt-for-the-genetic-transistor/0 . This was a lot of fun writing, and I hope we were convincing that electronics analogies have a large role in Synthetic Biology, ONCE we master some of the fundamental differences betweenContinue reading “Coverstory: IEEE Spectrum”