The Big Picture
To understand Syros' pioneering new technology, let's look at the big picture. For much of the past 50 years, genetic research has focused on the 2% of DNA that codes instructions for producing proteins - the molecules that do the work of keeping us alive.
And gene-driven drug discovery has focused on errors, or mutations, in that code, which result in abnormal proteins and ultimately disease. Despite significant advances in treating certain diseases, many more diseases continue to evade our best efforts.