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Uploaded on Jun 16, 2008
What happens if you can switch human genes off and on? Jim Collins, a College of Engineering biomedical engineering professor and a University professor, applied dynamical systems theory to the workings of physiological systems to answer that important question for medical research. Collins is also the codirector of BU's Center for BioDynamics, and his laboratory there, the Applied Biodynamics Laboratory, has developed the world's first genetic toggle switch to find out.