New tool developed for profiling critical regulatory structures of RNA molecules | Penn State University
A molecular technique that will help scientists analyze, on a scale previously impossible, molecules that play a critical role in regulating gene expression has been developed by a research team at Penn State. Led by Sarah M. Assmann, Waller Professor of Biology, and Philip Bevilacqua, professor of chemistry, the researchers developed a method that enables a more accurate prediction of how ribonucleic acid molecules (RNAs) fold within living cells, thus shedding new light on how plants and other living organisms respond to environmental conditions.