Disruptive #7: FISSEQ – Fluorescent In Situ Sequencing

Written on October 7th, 2016

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Until recently, to analyze many mRNAs simultaneously, scientists had to grind cells to a pulp, which left them unable to pinpoint those mRNAs within the cell. Developed by a team at the Wyss and Harvard Medical School, FISSEQ allows scientists to pinpoint thousands of mRNAs and other types of RNAs at once in intact cells, and stands to revolutionize clinical diagnostics and drug discovery.

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Written on April 29th, 2016

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Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

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With 100 trillion cells in the human body, bacteria outnumber our own human cells 2 to 1, and bacteria in our gut affect all our key organ functions. What if we could tap the gut bacteria of elite athletes to produce customized probiotics that could give recipients access to some of the biological advantages that make those athletes elite? I explore this question with George Church and Jonathan Scheiman of Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
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