Scientists Develop On-Demand Menu for Gene Activation

(Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News) – The ability to observe the expression of multiple genes in tandem would be a powerful tool for scientists to utilize, yet they have been limited to studying single or very small numbers of genes at any one time. However, a new approach developed by Harvard geneticist George Church, Ph.D., professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, of Health Sciences and Technology at Harvard and MIT, and senior author on the current study, is set to assist researchers explore how tandem gene circuits direct cellular processes, such as tissue development or stem cell differentiation.

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