CRISPR Tag

Why should we be concerned about past advances and discoveries in both medicine and science? Shouldn’t we be focused on moving forward rather than looking back? The truth is that if there isn’t an understanding of the past new hypotheses and theories cannot be formulated. A case in point is the discovery of the smallpox...

CRISPR has been the belle of the scientific research ball for over a decade. While there are many other gene editing methods (TALENS, zinc fingers, meganucleases…), none have been hailed as so quick and easy as CRISPR-Cas9. With its increased adoption and integration in research labs, CRISPR gene editing has gained importance as a research...

While Thanksgiving has become all about the turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, don’t forget to take a moment to be thankful for friends and family and… science? Being part of the scientific community, we can look at what new scientific developments have been accomplished this year that we can appreciate. Gene-editing has been quickly...