23andMe Goes Global In Its Data-Mining Efforts

May 19, 2018

Yanny or Laurel—could the secret to which word you hear be in your DNA? It’s a notion someone pitched at 23andMe headquarters Thursday, during the consumer genetics outfit’s annual Genome Research Day. (Spoiler: The company is not going to roll out a survey to see if the latest meme has a genetic component.) The event—a sort of cross between a science fair and a recruiting booth—attracted more than 100 researchers…

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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

July 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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MIT researchers invent clothes that breathe with the help of biological cells

May 26, 2017

MIT researchers have invented a new type of workout material that can breathe using biological cells. The project, called The team printed parallel lines of E. coli cells onto sheets of latex, creating two-layer structures, and exposed the fabric to changing moisture conditions. When the fabric was placed on a hot plate to dry, the cells began to shrink, causing the overlying latex layer to curl up. When the fabric…

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