The health lab in your pocket

The lack of widely available testing has been a major roadblock to containing a virus that people can spread without showing, or even feeling, any symptoms. A COVID-19 test is Dan Fletcher’s latest transformation of cell phones into mobile diagnostic tools.

Green algae reveals one mRNA encodes many proteins

Research from Sabeeha Merchant’s lab uncovered that, among two species of green algae (Chlamydomonas reinhardtii  and Chromochloris zofingiensis), two or more genes are encoded on a single molecule of mRNA.