NYU Tandon exploring “megabase-scale” genetic engineering

Dna strand with one base pair highlighted in red.

With advancements like CRISPR, genetic engineering is entering its own renaissance. But while most geneticists are focusing on a few thousand base pairs at a time, some researchers are thinking bigger. Researchers like David Truong, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Associated Faculty of Pathology at the NYU School of Medicine. Truong is pushing the boundaries of biomedical engineering when it comes to genetics, building the technology necessary to change not just thousands of base pairs at a time, but millions. And that engineering work could have profound implications for the future of healthcare.