At the forefront of building with biology | MITNews

It would seem that engineering is in Ritu Raman’s blood. Her mother de ella is a chemical engineer, her father de ella is a mechanical engineer, and her grandfather is a civil engineer. A common thread among her childhood experiences de ella was witnessing firsthand the beneficial impact that engineering careers could have on communities. … Read more

How molecular biology could reduce global food insecurity | MITNews

Staple crops like rice, maize, and wheat feed over half of the global population, but they are increasingly vulnerable to severe environmental risks. The effects of climate change, including changing temperatures, rainfall variability, shifting patterns of agricultural pests and diseases, and saltwater intrusion from sea-level rise, all contribute to decreased crop yields. As these effects … Read more