Disruptive #7: FISSEQ – Fluorescent In Situ SequencingWritten on October 7th, 2016
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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Disruptive#6: Rapid, Low-cost, Paper-based Test for ZikaWritten on June 24th, 2016
Disruptive #5: Molecular Robotics – Building with DNAWritten on April 5th, 2016
DISRUPTIVE – the podcast from Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering.
We’re learning to take advantage of properties of DNA that have served nature well- but in ways nature may have never pursued. We build with it. We tap its capacity to carry information to enhance our ability to explore the inner life of cells.
In this episode, Wyss faculty members William Shih, Wesley Wong and Peng Yin share what it’s like being on the frontier of science, explain how and why they program DNA, and consider potential applications of their work.
Disruptive: Molecular Robotics transcript