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Research news from Genetics, Cell Biology and Development. 

Life as we don't know it

What if we could build cells from scratch to produce medicine in space and replace chemicals sourced from fossil fuels?

Kate Adamala

An astronaut battles a grueling headache. The pain reliever they brought on their mission is gone. Luckily, the ship is outfitted with an onboard mini-pharmaceutical factory powered by a synthetic cell system that can crank out a pill within a few hours.

Meet Matt Gill

One of the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Developmentā€™s newest faculty members talks about studying aging and transitioning to the U.

Meet Xiao Dong

With an eye to understanding human aging, this new faculty member cites the breadth of research in GCD as a draw.