Home Education Scientists program cells to carry out gene-guided construction projects

Scientists program cells to carry out gene-guided construction projects

by Staff
13 views

Researchers developed a technique called genetically targeted chemical assembly, or GTCA, which they used to assemble electronically active biopolymer meshes on mammalian brain cells and on neurons in C. elegans. The polymers changed the firing rates of neurons in mammalian cells and altered C. elegans crawling behavior. GTCA was also tested on kidney cells and should work with other cell types.

Source: sciencedaily.com

Related Articles