NIH funds study of ultrasound with genetics to treat brain disorders

Hong Chen, PhD, poses for a headshot on August 27, 2021. MATT MILLER/WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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Researchers have developed methods to study and manipulate areas of the brain, though many of those methods are restricted by the limited depth that light can reach within the brain. A multidisciplinary team at Washington University in St. Louis plans to overcome that limitation by integrating ultrasound with genetics to precisely modify neurons in the brain.