(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) EPFL scientists have come up with a systematic method for studying and even predicting gene expression – without using cells. Using their innovative, quantitative approach, they measured important parameters governing gene regulation. This allowed them to design and construct a synthetic biological logic gate, which could one day be used to introduce new functions into cells. Their research has just been published in PNAS.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/epfd-ecf032519.php