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Wyss members have created novel software, collected unique data sets, and published numerous breakthrough articles in the field of biologically inspired engineering.  We provide some of these resources here for open use by the public.  A wiki is also provided for use by Institute members only.

Software and Data Sets

caDNAno is an open-source software for the design of three-dimensional DNA origami nanostructures that form through self-assembly.

GEDI is a 'sample-oriented' gene analysis software for visualizing high dimensional data sets, and it allows the user to inspect, group and collect them, like managing a stack of baseball cards.

PhysioNet offers free access to large collections of recorded physiologic signals and related open-source software.

More information about software...



The Wyss Institute wiki, which is intended for Wyss personnel and affiliates, provides information on specific projects and is used to reserve Wyss-owned equipment and conference rooms.
Go to the Wyss Institute wiki...

We also have personal wikis used for recording and sharing experimental data, protocols, and other information.
Go to the Wyss Electronic Laboratory Notebooks...



For Wyss faculty or staff who have an invention to disclose.

More information about inventions...


Facilities and Equipment

A description of the facilities at Longwood and Cambridge, and a partial list of the Institute's equipment.

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Journal: PNAS
Title: Infochemistry and infofuses for the chemical storage and transmission of coded information
Authors: Thomas SW 3rd, Chiechi RC, LaFratta CN, Webb MR, Lee A, Wiley BJ, Zakin MR, Walt DR, Whitesides GM.

Journal: Science
Growth factors, matrices, and forces combine and control stem cells
Authors: Discher DE, Mooney DJ, Zandstra PW

Journal: Science
Synthetic Gene Networks That Count
Authors: Ari E. Friedland, Timothy K. Lu, Xiao Wang, David Shi, George Church, James J. Collins

Journal: Nature
Self-assembly of DNA into nanoscale three-dimensional shapes
Authors: Shawn M. Douglas, Hendrik Dietz, Tim Liedl, Björn Högberg, Franziska Graf & William M. Shih

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We've won a Webby Award!

Wyss Institute is proud to announce our win in the 2012
Webby Awards in the Science category.