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“CRISPR-Cas9, bring me a gene, Encoding for a specific protein: Three words: CRISPR. A Capella


“CRISPR-Cas9, bring me a gene,  Encoding for a specific protein: Three words: CRISPR. A Capella

Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN

AROUND FLG

Hi Marc ,

A couple of serious ethical issues have arisen in the genetics news this week. First, a new study has revealed that two major clinical genomic databases show major racial bias towards European ancestry over African ancestry. Secondly, it has emerged that the ‘three-parent’ IVF technique has been used in the Ukraine to improve couples’ fertility, even though the scientific evidence to support this use is shaky at best.

And in the world of the less serious, there’s a very catchy tune doing the rounds at FLG towers. Ever since we discovered A Capella Science on YouTube, we’ve had his fantastically zany mash up of CRISPR-Cas9 and Mr Sandman going round and round in our heads. While there is obviously something delightfully zany about genome editing in close harmony, projects like this represent innovative science education at its very best.

Best wishes,

Liz Harley

Content Manager

Front Line Genomics

 

 

Three words: CRISPR. A Capella

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Just trust us on this one: you need this hilariously catchy tune in your life this Monday. The latest tune from A Capella Science (who also brought us a beautiful Billy Joel-style tribute to entropic time) takes a look at everything CRISPR, from how it works to just some of the applications, all inside five perfectly harmonised minutes of glory.

“CRISPR-Cas9, bring me a gene,

Encoding for a specific protein.

Make a few snips at this coded locus.

You work so well inside a streptococcus!”

We defy you not to be humming this for the rest of your day.

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