New MRI technique tracks gene to help explain formation of memories

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Biological engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a method to adapt MRI to visualize gene activity in an effort to better understand the processes behind the formation of memories.

The targeted gene is a “reporter gene” that encodes an enzyme that interacts with an MRI contrast agent. To learn more about the process, click the link below: