Friday, January 20, 2017

New Techniques: Making Genetics Speed Up

SMiLE-seq: A new technique speeds up genetics

Within the human body, it contains genes. In the genes, DNA code is held together there and contains the proteins of the human body and DNA must be transcribed to RNA. in order to transcribe DNA into RNA, transcription must occur. Transcription involves DNA-binding proteins. The process can take hours. In the lab of Bart Deplancke at EPFL's Institute of of Biotechnology, a new technique called SMiLE-seq. SMiLE-seq can accelerate the process, but with minimal transcriptions needed.

SMiLE-seq is known to have many benefits including using less transcription factors, cutting time in half multiple times, and can read about all protein strands. 


  1. Great comment. I like how you not only provide readers your opinion but your clearly illustrate you know what you are talking about.

  2. Belinda, I too saw this article on!
    I believe studies on DNA are fascinating so it's neat that someone chose this article after I looked at it as well. Good post!

  3. It's amazing what technology can do these days. It'll be interesting to see what SMiLE-seq will be used for in the future.