Dr. Christian Kastrup develops platelets with synthetic nuclei (RNA)

Dr. Christian Kastrup and his lab have created a supercharged platelet that might be capable of healing major wounds, busting clots or blocking inflammation. Unlike most cells, platelets lack a nucleus and do not have DNA. The Kastrup lab discovered a method to inject the platelets with DNA and other ingredients needed to make RNA, creating the first platelets ever to have synthetic nuclei (RNA). This research was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie International Edition