CRISPR

In the late 1980s and mid-1990s, genomes of diverse lineages of bacteria and archaea (the latter representing a domain of single-celled prokaryotic microorganisms) revealed clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, known today under the abbreviation CRISPR. Later it was found that these repeat sequences (previously considered disparate) share a common set of features.
CRISPR: Ethical and Safety Concerns

CRISPR and Cas proteins have become a crucial tool for genetic manipulation in biomedical research and biotechnology, and the crux of its action is the recognition of specific sequences in the DNA and their subsequent cleavage from the chain. One specific system, CRISPR-Cas9, has become the standard for genetic editing, since it can be tailored to target any set of DNA sequences. Thus it is of no wonder that it caused an upheaval in biomedical field.

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Salk researchers shed new light on specific mechanisms that activate oncogenes

Salk researchers shed new light on specific mechanisms that activate oncogenes

Study confirms the growing resistance in non-pathogenic Listeria species

Study confirms the growing resistance in non-pathogenic Listeria species

Researchers uncover the host protease CAPN2 as a novel host factor that aids the infection of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers uncover the host protease CAPN2 as a novel host factor that aids the infection of SARS-CoV-2

Researchers develop 3D organoid model to advance understanding of gastroesophageal junction cancer

Researchers develop 3D organoid model to advance understanding of gastroesophageal junction cancer

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Stem cell crosstalk with the microenvironment creates a loop of tumor-promoting factors

Rogue killer T cells associated with leukemia drive autoimmune diseases

Rogue killer T cells associated with leukemia drive autoimmune diseases

Researchers discover a new function of CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors

Researchers discover a new function of CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors

New CRISPR-based tool can snip out faulty genes and replace them with new ones

New CRISPR-based tool can snip out faulty genes and replace them with new ones

Discovery could lead to new mantle cell lymphoma drugs

Discovery could lead to new mantle cell lymphoma drugs

Creating New Targeted Antibacterial Products to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Creating New Targeted Antibacterial Products to Help Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance

Rice bioengineer receives support for brain cancer research

Rice bioengineer receives support for brain cancer research

Gene mutation associated with autism causes an overstimulation of brain cells

Gene mutation associated with autism causes an overstimulation of brain cells

MIT researchers develop new technique for genome-wide studies of the liver

MIT researchers develop new technique for genome-wide studies of the liver

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Study reveals mechanism by which malignant cells shut down anti-cancer immune responses

Behind the Scenes of the Oncology & Precision Medicine Conferences 2022

Behind the Scenes of the Oncology & Precision Medicine Conferences 2022

ELRIG: Bringing Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Communities Together

ELRIG: Bringing Life Sciences and Drug Discovery Communities Together

New CRISPR approach is a leap forward in developing personalized treatment for cancer

New CRISPR approach is a leap forward in developing personalized treatment for cancer

Treatment using CRISPR genome editing alleviates swelling attacks in hereditary angioedema patients

Treatment using CRISPR genome editing alleviates swelling attacks in hereditary angioedema patients

Scientists determine 5,072 essential human genes

Scientists determine 5,072 essential human genes

Novel gene editing therapy reduces circulating TTR protein levels in patients with ATTR amyloid cardiomyopathy

Novel gene editing therapy reduces circulating TTR protein levels in patients with ATTR amyloid cardiomyopathy