TUNR is a technology that enables scientists to modulate gene expression by making the gene too slippery for RNA polymerase to correctly adhere.
This technical figure was developed for Canopy Biosciences for their TUNR flexible gene editing technology which worked alongside CRISPR-Cas9 system. This brightly coloured figure was designed to demonstrate how TUNR can precisely tune and control the gene expression process, eliminating artifacts. We wanted to go with a musical theme to illustrate the concept, and cycled through a few ideas involving instruments and orchestras. Eventually we chose a mixing deck, as this felt both modern and gave the impression of precise control.