2015 - Biological engineers have developed a modular system of proteins that can detect a particular DNA sequence in a cell and then trigger a specific response, such as cell death. This system can be customized to detect any DNA sequence in a mammalian cell and then trigger a desired response.
Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2012, SWE disbursed 198 new and renewed scholarships valued at $577,000.
Over two-thirds of individuals on the autism spectrum have identical patterns of histone acetylation, a chemical associated with gene regulation. Researchers suggest that this finding may indicate a single global epigenetic pattern.