Henderson, others research how to program molecules

January 24, 2017
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From left, Jim Lathrop, Jack Lutz, Robyn Lutz and Eric Henderson
From left, Jim Lathrop, Jack Lutz, Robyn Lutz and Eric Henderson
in the Iowa State University Laboratory for Molecular Programming.
(Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University)

As a member of the Iowa State University Laboratory for Molecular Programming (LAMP), Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Professor Eric Henderson and Iowa State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences computer science researchers are translating programming design methods from computers to molecules.

Henderson and his former grad student, Divita Mathur, published an article in the peer-reviewed Nature Scientific Reports, describing their design for an autonomous DNA nanomachine that could detect Ebola.

Read about this research in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences news article, “Computer scientists research how to program molecules.”

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