About the Project:
Client: MIT McGovern Institute for Brain Research
After working with MIT to produce animation of the CRISPR CAS9 gene editing technology Sputnik returned to work with Feng Zhang at the McGovern / BROAD institutes. This animation focuses on CAS13 another protein found in bacteria that uses a different approach by cutting RNA vs DNA. Here MIT was able to use the collateral damage from CAS13’s activation to create a super sensitive diagnostic field test. The kits are currently being tested in the field with Ebola and allow for more rapid onsite testing.