Editing the genomes of our gut bacteria will “create a whole new field of biology” in the coming decades, a Nobel prize-winning geneticist has said at the opening of a...
Katie Pope Kopp went through round after round of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant to treat her non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But nothing could beat it. “I went back to get...
An experiment tests whether the gene-editing technology can stop the virus from replicating, which would ultimately wipe out the infection.
CRISPR is changing the world—but it can do more.
Using CRISPR genome editing on a few common crops, a team of plant and soil scientists seeks to vastly increase and speed up carbon storage to help fight climate change.
Jennifer Doudna was staring at a computer screen filled with a string of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—the letters that make up human DNA—and witnessing a debilitating genetic disease being cured right before her eyes.
Walter Isaacson, the bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs, returns to tell the story of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and the scientific revolution she and her colleagues launched by developing CRISPR genome editing technology in The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, CRISPR, and the Future of the Human Race.
CRISPR has transformed the possibilities for curing diseases caused by one or several genetic mutations. Clinical trials for therapies that utilize the genome editing technology are already underway for debilitating conditions such as sickle-cell anaemia, delivering treatments in disease areas where none currently exist.
Innovative Genomics Institute founder and University of California, Berkeley, biochemist Jennifer Doudna today won the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier for their co-development of CRISPR-Cas9, a genome editing breakthrough that allows scientists to rewrite DNA, the code of life.