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Using light to control genome editing

New technique offers precise manipulation of when and where genes are targeted. The genome-editing system known as CRISPR allows scientists to delete or replace any target gene in a living cell. MIT researchers have now added an extra layer of control over when and where this gene editing occurs, by…

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Kwanghun Chung receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award

Kwanghun Chung

Kwanghun (KC) Chung, investigator of neuroscience at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, core faculty of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, and an assistant professor in the MIT departments of Chemical Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences, was selected to receive a 2016 McKnight Technological Innovations in…

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