Wearable materials with embedded synthetic biology sensors for biomolecule detection.

@article{Nguyen2021WearableMW,
  title={Wearable materials with embedded synthetic biology sensors for biomolecule detection.},
  author={Peter Q. Nguyen and Luis R. Soenksen and Nina M. Donghia and Nicolaas M. Angenent-Mari and Helena de Puig and Ally Huang and Rose A. Lee and Shimyn Slomovic and Tommaso Galbersanini and Geoffrey Lansberry and Hani Sallum and Evan M. Zhao and James B. Niemi and James J. Collins},
  journal={Nature biotechnology},
  year={2021}
}
Integrating synthetic biology into wearables could expand opportunities for noninvasive monitoring of physiological status, disease states and exposure to pathogens or toxins. However, the operation of synthetic circuits generally requires the presence of living, engineered bacteria, which has limited their application in wearables. Here we report lightweight, flexible substrates and textiles functionalized with freeze-dried, cell-free synthetic circuits, including CRISPR-based tools, that… 
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