We’ll know it when we sense it

Ariel Furst, assistant professor of chemical engineering, harnesses the potential of electrochemistry to develop faster, more sensitive, even self-powered diagnostic tools.

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Searching across deep time to understand “ecogenesis”

MIT geobiologist Greg Fournier seeks to uncover the conditions leading to the emergence of life. “Our work can help us to understand the time and evolutionary processes that can lead to that critical ‘ecogenesis’ stage, and to perhaps recognize it in other worlds,” he says.

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