Researchers from the Jagiellonian University (UJ) in Krakow have developed a method that not only allows to indicate a damage in the DNA chain, but also precisely determine the place where the genetic code cracks occurred.
The creators of the invented method named SensiTive Recognition of Individual DNA Ends (STRIDE) are Prof. Jerzy Dobrucki, Dr Magdalena Kordon, Dr Mirosław Zarębski and Dr Kamil Solarczyk from the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology of the Jagiellonian University. The development of the method and its commercialization will be carried out by a company intoDNA organized by the scientists. The invention is to be patented soon.
Researchers are currently conducting pilot studies related to with adaptation of the STRIDE method to different types of biological material. They discover new applications of this method and have initially selected areas where the method has the best chance of commercial use.