Two purple blobs - the cores of bacterial colonies - with thick, fuzzy purple rings around them

October 02, 2019

Machine Learning Predicts Behavior of Biological Circuits

Neural networks cut modeling times of complex biological circuits to enable new insights into their inner workings

artist rendition of microbiology in action inside a cell

September 30, 2019

New Duke Center Takes Aim at the Dark Genome

Spanning Duke University and Duke Health, the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies will use homegrown tools and techniques to discover potential therapies for human diseases from autism to cancer to schizophrenia

Warren Grill

September 26, 2019

Duke Teams Earn NIH Funding as Part of National Effort to Combat Opioid Crisis

More than $24 million in funding is part of the Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative


September 23, 2019

New CRISPR Class Expands Genetic Engineering Toolbox

The new approach opens up nearly 90 percent of CRISPR-Cas systems for use in human cells, including biomedical research and potential gene and cell therapies

Capsules containing tailored bacteria called “swarmbots” grow and shrink in response to the chemical environment they contain.

September 17, 2019

Programmable Swarmbots Help Make Flexible Biological Tools

The biomanufacturing platform uses bursting bacteria and a shrinking capsule to produce targeted proteins

 Mandana Manzari)

September 16, 2019

Genetic Targeting Gives Cancer Therapy a Better Shot at Success

A promising cancer therapy overcomes the body’s innate resistance using CRISPR/Cas targeting and drug delivery gel

Duke engineering students participate in a session of Thrive (EGR 79S) with instructor David Pittman (center).

September 16, 2019

Finding Purpose and Meaning in the First Year—and Beyond

For 50 first-year engineering students, a new course offers strategies and a supportive network to help them flourish in college and life.

Class of 2023 A. James Clark Scholars at Duke

September 12, 2019

Class of 2023 A. James Clark Scholars Arrive at Duke

Ten engineering students from seven states were selected for competitive scholarship program focused on leadership, service and entrepreneurship

An artist's drawing of a spindle of DNA tinged blue

September 12, 2019

Identifying the Epigenetic Fingerprints of Weapons of Mass Destruction

$38.8 million DARPA project taps Duke researchers to help develop genetic test for exposure to weapons of mass destruction

Rate of Change podcast artwork

September 10, 2019

Now on Your Smartphone: Duke Engineering’s New Podcast ‘Rate of Change’

Duke experts talk about engineering solutions for a fast-changing world