New Technique Finds Mutant Cells in a Haystack

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date Published: 
March 19, 2014

Researchers have developed a method to isolate a single mutant cell from thousands of others, they reported in the March issue of Nature Methods. The new approach will allow researchers to precisely engineer and study human cells without altering the genome. Ultimately, the method could be used to alter an individual’s cells before returning them to his or her body.