Construction of Genetic Sense-and-Respond Modules to Detect Viral Infection

Kenneth Overton | 18-ERD-034

Executive Summary

We are adapting an established gene editing technology for use as a viral detection tool that tracks and kills infected cells. This novel "sense-and-respond" system will have broad application within the field of biomedical research, enable the detection of engineered organisms, and support the development of countermeasures to biological weapons.