Monthly Archives: August 2015


A Renaissance in RNA Synthetic Biology

A renaissance in RNA synthetic biology: new mechanisms, applications and tools for the future is out inĀ Current Opinion in Chemical Biology! James, Kyle and Melissa did a fantastic job making our case for why we think we are in a renaissance in RNA synthetic biology right now. In the review, […]


Improving STARs with Rational RNA Engineering Strategies

Our paper on improving Small Transcription Activating RNAs with Rational RNA Engineering Strategies is out in Biotechnology and Bioengineering! In this paper, Sarai, James, Sitara and Rebecca outline several different strategies for improving the fold activation of weak STARs, including promoter tuning and RNA stabilization strategies. We hope this helps […]