RNA-sensing system controls protein expression in cells based on specific cell states


NIBIB in the News
October 31, 2022

A new technology called RADARS allows scientists to detect and target specific cell types and states, opening up potential applications in diagnostics and therapeutics.

Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT have developed a system that can detect a particular RNA sequence in live cells and produce a protein of interest in response. Using the technology, the team showed how they could identify specific cell types, detect and measure changes in the expression of individual genes, track transcriptional states, and control the production of proteins encoded by synthetic mRNA. Source: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard/Science Daily