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Gene editing technology licensed
for human therapeutics

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing tools developed by Wyss Institute Core Faculty Member George Church and his collaborators have been licensed to Editas Medicine to develop therapies that could work by disrupting or modifying specific genes

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  • Deep Sea Sponges

    Deep sea sponges
    could inspire
    stronger structures

    New insights into the skeletal formation of a glass sponge species, uncovered by Wyss Core Faculty member Joanna Aizenberg, reveal that the secret to strong, fracture-resistant structures could be a specialized, concentric layering of materials around a solid core Read More

  • Conor Walsh

    Soft bracing technology
    could reduce
    NFL knee injuries

    The new bracing design by Wyss Core Faculty member Conor Walsh leverages wearable robotics and soft, functional materials. Walsh and a collaborator have been awarded a grant from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University to prototype the technology Read More

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  • Active Matter Summit

    Active Matter Summit

    Apr 24 - 25, 2015

    Leaders from the arts, materials science, engineering and design will discuss the premises, challenges and innovations brought by today’s materials revolution. Core Faculty members Jennifer Lewis, Robert Wood, Peng Yin and Visiting Scholar Daniela Rus will give plenary lectures at this conference

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