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Materials Chemist Angela Belcher | Meeting the Minds

She harnesses viruses to make things

By Andrew Rimas
Globe Correspondent / November 20, 2006

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Manufacturing was once the province of human hands, then of machines. Angela Belcher, professor of materials science and engineering and biological engineering at MIT, has pushed manufacturing in another, much smaller, direction: Her lab has genetically engineered viruses that can construct useful objects like electrodes and wires. (Full article: 712 words)

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