Noninvasive technique reveals how cells’ gene expression changes over time


NIBIB in the News
January 10, 2024

Sequencing all of the RNA in a cell can reveal information about that cell’s function and what it is doing at a given time. However, the sequencing process destroys the cell, making it difficult to study ongoing changes in gene expression. MIT researchers showed that they could monitor embryonic stem cells as they differentiated into several other cell types over several days. Source: Science Magazine