+ Broad Institute Research Roundup article on "Measuring bacteria that don’t live long or prospe"
March 2019

+ npr Shots article on "A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses"
March 2019

+ The Science Breaker article on "BioBitsTM: Making Hands-on Biology Experiences Accessible for Everyone"
February 2019

+ Andreessen Horowitz podcast on "All about Synthetic Biology"
January 2019

+ The Conversation article on "Living drugs: Engineering bacteria to treat genetic diseases"
November 2018

+ WBUR article on "From the old chemistry set to new 'BioBits', cutting‐edge kit to teach biology"
November 2018

+ Technology network: Biopharma article on "Emerging classes of next‐generation biotherapeutics"
November 2018

+ Chemical & engineering news article on "Making biologics on demand"
November 2018

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Featured Publications

+ Stokes JM, Gutierrez A, Lopatkin AJ, Andrews IW, French S, Matic I, Brown ED and Collins JJ. A multiplexable assay for screening antibiotic lethality against drug-tolerant bacteria. Nature Methods online: (2019). [pdf file]

+ Kong W, Meldgin DR, Collins JJ and Lu T. Designing microbial consortia with defined social interactions. Nature Chemical Biology 14: 821-829 (2018). [pdf file]

+ Yeo NC, Chavez A, Lance-Byrne A, Chan Y, Menn D, Milanova D, Kuo C, Guo X, Sharma S, Tung A, Cecchi RJ, Tuttle M, Pradhan S, Lim ET, Davidsohn N, Ebrahimkhani MR, Collins JJ, Lewis NE, Kiani S and Church GM. An enhanced CRISPR repressor for targeted mammalian gene regulation. Nature Methods 15: 611-616 (2018). [pdf file]

+ Takahashi MK, Tan X, Dy AJ, Braff D, Akana RT, Furuta Y, Donghia N, Ananthakrishnan A and Collins JJ. A low-cost paper-based synthetic biology platform for analyzing guy microbiota and host biomarkers. Nature Communications 9: 3347 (2018). [pdf file]

+ Huang A, Nguyen PQ, Stark JC, Takahashi MK, Donghia N, Ferrante T, Dy AJ, Hsu KJ, Dubner RS, Pardee K, Jewett MC and Collins JJ. BioBits Explorer: A modular synthetic biology education kit. Science Advances 4: eaat5105 (2018). [pdf file]

+ Stark JC, Huang A, Nguyen PQ, Dubner RS, Hsu KJ, Ferrante TC, Anderson M, Kanapskyte A, Mucha Q, Packett JS, Patel P, Patel R, Qaq D, Zondor T, Burke J, Martinez T, Miller-Berry A, Puppala A, Reichert K, Schmid M, Brand L, Hill LR, Chellaswamy JF, Faheem N, Fetherling S, Gong E, Gonzalzles EM, Granito T, Koritsaris J, Nguyen B, Ottman S, Palffy C, Patel A, Skweres S, Slaton A, Woods T, Donghia N, Pardee K, Collins JJ and Jewett MC. BioBits Bright: A flourescent synthetic biology education kit. Science Advances 4: eaat5107 (2018). [pdf file]

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