Oscillators

  • Letter |

    The first synthetic genetic oscillator or ‘repressilator’ is simplified using insights from stochastic theory, thus achieving remarkably precise and robust oscillations and informing current debates about the next generation of synthetic circuits and their potential applications in cell-based therapies.

    • Laurent Potvin-Trottier
    • , Nathan D. Lord
    •  & Johan Paulsson
  • Article |

    Ion channels in bacterial biofilms are shown to conduct long-range electrical signals within the biofilm community through the propagation of potassium ions; as predicted by a simple mathematical model, potassium channel gating is shown to coordinate metabolic states between distant cells via electrical communication.

    • Arthur Prindle
    • , Jintao Liu
    •  & Gürol M. Süel