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Yeast Receptors for a Generic Biomarker Detection Platform

Keith Tyo and Josh Leonard of Northwestern University in the U.S. will work to engineer yeast-based biosensors that identify protein biomarkers in samples like blood and urine. An array of yeast strains could serve as a low-cost, in-home device providing patients with a panel of diagnostics to improve treatment and diagnosis in resource-poor settings.

More information about Apply Synthetic Biology to Global Health Challenges (Round 8)

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