How to Hack a Cell

News   Apr 05, 2017 | Original story from Boston University

 
How to Hack a Cell

Graduate student Benjamin Weinberg worked with Assistant Professor Wilson Wong (BME) to build a new platform to make it easier to target and program mammalian cells as genetic circuits. Credit: Wilson Wong.

 
 
 

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