Tag Archives: CRISPR

Scientists wield gene editing with CRISPR in the fight against HIV

The global epidemic of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has been a leading public health concern for almost four decades. Left untreated, HIV eventually infects and destroys T cells—a cornerstone of the human immune system—leading to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the inability of the body to fight off routine infections. Presently there is no
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CRISPRcon: diverse voices debate the future of genome editing

It’s not every day that a scientific conference hosts a panel discussion including a futurist, a director of a non-governmental organization, a pastor, an environmentalist, and a pig farmer—but CRISPRcon wasn’t your typical science conference. In place of presentations about the latest scientific papers and a wall of posters, CRISPRcon provided a platform for a broader
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Beyond the Controversy: How CRISPR is Changing Biology

How CRISPR/Cas9 Permanently Modified Molecular Biology

CRISPR/Cas9, a new, easy, and rapid genome editing technique, is at the center of heated debates over gene therapy, human embryo manipulation, and genetically-modified crops. While the most controversial applications of CRISPR/Cas9 likely will not affect the general public for years, this technique immediately and irreversibly changed the landscape of both basic and applied molecular biology research. Fast and easy
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Highlights from the Breakthrough Prize Symposium

Last week, as previously advertised, UC Berkeley hosted the Breakthrough Prize symposium, showcasing the research of winners present and previous of the award.  If you missed the symposium, all of the lectures are available on youtube. Symposium Highlights by Daniel Freeman Having not yet mastered the ability to place myself in superposition across the three
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