3 Things: UTD Physicist Creates DNA Chip To Study Human Cell

Cell Biology

UT Dallas physicist creates DNA chip to help in cell biology and cancer studies, Dallas data scientist has launched a new media platform for bloggers, and Amazon is hiring for its new facility in Coppell. 

A physicist at the University of Texas at Dallas has created a DNA chip that will help researchers study the inner workings of a human cell. The electronic device is designed to mimic components of a cell by attaching DNA molecules to gold electrodes on the chip’s surface. In addition to cell studies, the chip also could be used to look at the effectiveness of cancer drugs as well as an early-detection tool for the disease. Read more about the chip and its further applications from UT Dallas. 

A Dallas data scientist and entrepreneur has launched a new media platform for bloggers. Alan Armen, a research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, came up with the idea for Newzlet two years ago with his girlfriend, the Dallas Business Journal reported. It focused initially on finding good content. Armen told the Business Journal that Newzlet’s reach is growing and now he’s looking at ways of marketing the site. You can read more about it here.

Amazon has delivered some good news about jobs and economic development to North Texas, saying that it’s hiring for its second fulfillment center in Coppell. The new facility is in a Hillwood-owned structure on the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport property. Amazon already employs more than 1,000 people at a facility opened in 2013 in Coppell. The company also has a fulfillment centers in Haslet, Dallas, Fort Worth and in Schertz. It has centers under construction in San Marcos and Houston, The Dallas Morning News reported. Find out more here.

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