Institute for Protein Design Lab

July 24, 2019

Washington Post

The ‘dawn’ of designer proteins: Biologists build a protein that turns cells on and off

Biologists have created a protein unlike any found in nature, with the power to toggle a cell’s functions on and off. The scientists linked the artificial proteins together into circuits and controlled the inner workings of yeast — and also implanted these proteins into lab-grown human cells.

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