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Science Advances  01 Aug 2018:
Vol. 4, no. 8, eaat5107
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat5107

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vol. 4 no. 8

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  • Received for publication March 6, 2018
  • Accepted for publication July 4, 2018
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  1. Jessica C. Stark1,2,3,*,
  2. Ally Huang4,5,6,*,
  3. Peter Q. Nguyen6,7,*,
  4. Rachel S. Dubner8,
  5. Karen J. Hsu9,
  6. Thomas C. Ferrante6,
  7. Mary Anderson10,
  8. Ada Kanapskyte11,
  9. Quinn Mucha10,
  10. Jessica S. Packett11,
  11. Palak Patel10,
  12. Richa Patel10,
  13. Deema Qaq10,
  14. Tyler Zondor10,
  15. Julie Burke12,
  16. Thomas Martinez10,
  17. Ashlee Miller-Berry13,
  18. Aparna Puppala14,
  19. Kara Reichert15,
  20. Miriam Schmid16,
  21. Lance Brand17,
  22. Lander R. Hill18,,
  23. Jemima F. Chellaswamy19,
  24. Nuhie Faheem20,
  25. Suzanne Fetherling21,
  26. Elissa Gong22,
  27. Eddie Marie Gonzalzles23,
  28. Teresa Granito13,
  29. Jenna Koritsaris13,
  30. Binh Nguyen24,
  31. Sujud Ottman25,
  32. Christina Palffy26,
  33. Angela Patel27,
  34. Sheila Skweres13,
  35. Adriane Slaton13,
  36. TaRhonda Woods13,
  37. Nina Donghia6,
  38. Keith Pardee28,
  39. James J. Collins4,5,6,29,30,31, and
  40. Michael C. Jewett1,2,3,32,33,
  1. 1Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Technological Institute E136, Evanston, IL 60208–3120, USA.
  2. 2Chemistry of Life Processes Institute, Northwestern University, 2170 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208–3120, USA.
  3. 3Center for Synthetic Biology, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Technological Institute E136, Evanston, IL 60208–3120, USA.
  4. 4Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  5. 5Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  6. 6Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA.
  7. 7School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
  8. 8Department of Biological Sciences, Northwestern University, 2205 Tech Drive, Hogan Hall 2144, Evanston, IL 60208, USA.
  9. 9Department of Mechanical Engineering, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Technological Institute B224, Evanston, IL 60208–3120, USA.
  10. 10Glenbard East High School, 1014 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148–3938, USA.
  11. 11Amos Alonzo Stagg High School, 8015 West 111th Street, Palos Hills, IL 60465–2203, USA.
  12. 12Grover Cleveland Elementary School, 3121 West Byron Street, Chicago, IL 60618–3403, USA.
  13. 13Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201–3449, USA.
  14. 14Glenbrook South High School, 4000 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026–1239, USA.
  15. 15Jones College Prep High School, 700 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605–2109, USA.
  16. 16Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy, 250 East 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60628–4324, USA.
  17. 17Delta High School, 3400 East SR 28, Muncie, IN 47303, USA.
  18. 18ASPIRA Business and Finance High School, 2989 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618–7347, USA.
  19. 19Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102, 850 Highland Grove Drive, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, USA.
  20. 20Oak Lawn Hometown Middle School, 5345 West 99th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453–3815, USA.
  21. 21Hoffman Estates High School, 1100 West Higgins Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169–4050, USA.
  22. 22Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061–1566, USA.
  23. 23Morgan Park High School, 1744 West Pryor Avenue, Chicago, IL 60643–3497, USA.
  24. 24Northside College Prep High School, 5501 North Kedzie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625–3923, USA.
  25. 25Aqsa School, 7361 West 92nd Street, Bridgeview, IL 60455–2133, USA.
  26. 26Adlai E. Stevenson High School, 1 Stevenson Drive, Lincolnshire, IL 60069–2824, USA.
  27. 27Lyons Township High School, 100 South Brainard Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525–2101, USA.
  28. 28Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, 144 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3M2, Canada.
  29. 29Synthetic Biology Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  30. 30Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
  31. 31Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA.
  32. 32Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Northwestern University, 676 North Saint Clair Street, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60611–3068, USA.
  33. 33Simpson Querrey Institute, Northwestern University, 303 East Superior Street, Suite 11-131, Chicago, IL 60611–2875, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: jimjc{at}mit.edu (J.J.C.); m-jewett{at}northwestern.edu (M.C.J.)
    • * These authors contributed equally to this work.

    • Present address: Ombudsman Chicago South CPS Options School, 6057 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60636–2019, USA.

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