The BioMEMS lab at Whitehead Institute has developed a device that makes DNA fingerprinting faster, more accurate, and portable. The chip-based device miniaturizes a process called electrophoresis onto a small glass chip. In operation, samples of DNA are injected in microchannels etched onto the chip’s surface, and an electrical current separates the DNA molecules based on their size. (Image by Sam Ogden. Used with permission.)
Highlights of this Course
This course features a set of student generated lecture notes
and a series of video interviews
of a selection of faculty in the Biological Engineering Department at MIT.
Designed as a freshmen seminar course, faculty from various School of Engineering departments describe the bioengineering research and educational opportunities specific to and offered by their departments. Background lectures by the BE.010J staff introduce students to the fundamental scientific basis for bioengineering. Specially produced videos provide additional background information that is supplemented with readings from newspaper and magazine articles.
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