Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine, US, have developed a technology-enabled genetic platform focused on improving genetic screening. To do so, the researcher conducted a study on genetic manipulations of fruit flies without requiring thousands of individual flies for screening with the help of drug-based genetic platform technology.
According to Dr. Koen Venken, the co-corresponding author, the key focus of the study was to study particular physical traits in lesser time.The idea behind this new technology-enabled genetic platform was to instead of tagging the genes of interest with a physical trait, and the genes are tagged with another gene that has the ability to respond to a specific drug.
According to the Researchers, the framework would accelerate research, make the research process easier, simple and fast. As a result, the overall process will benefit from the drug-based technology platform right from the understanding of fundamentals to implementing them as translational outcomes. The detailed study undertaken by the Researchers and the findings has been presented in the journal Cell Reports.