Radio-Controlled Genes presents an opportunity as to how technology can be deployed to control the functioning of genes.
The report envisages that Radio-Controlled Genes can be a part of a solution in controlling the functioning of genes, either inducing or repressing the genes for improving their functions and curing diseases. The technology involves the use of electromagnetic waves to control a device remotely using coded signals, as in radio-controlled transmitters controlling vehicle movements. In genetic engineering, radio signals are used to guide the movement of nanoparticles injected inside the body. As radio waves can penetrate deeper into a tissue, when compared to ultrasound or light waves, it is possible to synthesize nanoparticles intracellularly.