gene therapy http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Wash U Researchers Trick Cells Into Moving Toward Light http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/wash-u-researchers-trick-cells-moving-toward-light <p></p><p>Researchers at Washington University have genetically-engineered cells to react to light.</p><p>By taking light-sensing receptors from the eye — called opsins — and inserting them into immune cells, the researchers were able to trick the cells into moving toward a laser beam, in the same way they would move toward a bacterial infection.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B_4enTKu2dU" width="550"></iframe></p><p>Washington University molecular biologist N. Gautam led the research.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:49:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25237 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Wash U Researchers Trick Cells Into Moving Toward Light