+ PLOS blog post on "Things are getting interesting"
August 2016

+ PLOS blog post on "SEED 2016: synbio industry coming of age"
August 2016

+ Twist Bioscience article on "Q&A with Prof. James Collins on his portable, low-cost Zika diagnostic"
August 2016

+ Twist Bioscience article on "Detecting Zika with synthetic biology"
August 2016

+ New Republic article on "GMOs could save your life--they might have already"
July 2016

+ Fox 23 News report on "Doctors work to improve Zika testing times"
July 2016

+ GHTC blog post on "Research roundup: update on Zika R&D"
July 2016

More »

Featured Publications

+ Lee JW, Gyorgy A, Cameron DE, Pyenson N, Choi KR, Way JC, Silver PA, Del Vecchio D and Collins JJ. Creating single-copy genetic circuits. Molecular Cell 63: 329-336 (2016). [pdf file]

+ Chavez A, Tuttle M, Pruitt BW, Ewen-Campen B, Chari R, Ter-Ovanesyan D, Haque SJ, Cecchi RJ, Kowal EJK, Buchthal J, Housden BE, Perrimon N, Collins JJ and Church G. Comparison of Cas9 activators in multiple species. Nature Methods 13: 563-567 (2016). [pdf file]

+ Chandrasekaran S, Cokol-Cakmak M, Sahin N, Yilancioglu K, Kazan H, Collins JJ and Cokol M. Chemogenomics and orthology-based design of antibiotic combination therapies. Molecular Systems Biology 12: 1-12 (2016). [pdf file]

+ Pardee K, Green AA, Takahashi MK, Braff D, Lambert G, Lee JW, Ferrante T, Ma D, Donghia N, Fan M, Daringer NM, Bosch I, Dudley DM, O'Connor DH, Gehrke L and Collins JJ. Rapid, low-cost detection of Zika virus using programmable biomolecular components. Cell 165: 1255-1266 (2016). [pdf file]

+ Cohen NR, Ross CA, Jain S, Shapiro RS, Gutierrez A, Belenky P, Li H and Collins JJ. A role for the bacterial GATC methylome in antibiotic stress survival. Nature Genetics 48: 581-586 (2016). [pdf file]

More »