Technologies and techniques

The development of a novel method, technique or technology can revolutionize the way in which we perform experiments and facilitate our understanding of fundamental issues in our field of research. For example, genome editing using the CRISPR-Cas system can lend itself to numerous cellular applications, and the development of three-dimensional cultures will advance our understanding of key developmental issues, such as tissue morphogenesis and organogenesis. The articles in this series highlight recent technological and technical advances that were developed to tackle important biological issues, and discuss the wealth of knowledge that using them has produced.