Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
Nov. 10, 2020 • ~8 min
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Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for Crispr but they weren't the only key figures in its development.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~4 min
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Nobel Prize for chemistry honors exquisitely precise gene-editing technique, CRISPR – a gene engineer explains how it works
The tools to rewrite the genetic code to improve crops and livestock, or to treat genetic diseases, has revolutionized biology. A CRISPR engineer explains why this technology won the Nobel, and its potential.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.
Oct. 7, 2020 • ~9 min
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The immune system is trained to destroy viruses, even when they carry therapeutic cargo as is the case in gene therapy. Now researchers have figured out how to dial down the immune response.
Sept. 3, 2020 • ~7 min
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A person dies of opioid overdose once every 13 minutes in the US. A researcher proposes a way using existing technology to remove the opioid target in people to prevent overdoses.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~9 min
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