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Cancer treatment using CRISPR-based Genome Editing System  Reporter: Irina Robu, PhD CRISPR, stands for “clusters of regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” is one of the biggest accomplishments in science of this decade and it is the simplest tool for altering DNA sequences and modifying gene functions. The technology is adapted form the natural defense mechanism […]

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CRISPR-Cas9 and the Power of Butterfly Gene Editing Reporter: Madison Davis Genome editing is a relatively new branch of genetic engineering that utilizes modern technologies in altering, inserting, or deleting selective DNA sequences within cells.  CRISPR-Cas9, otherwise known as “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat”, is a groundbreaking genome editing technique for scientists, as it […]

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Live Conference Coverage AACR 2020 in Real Time: Monday June 22, 2020 Mid Day Sessions Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD This post will be UPDATED during the next two days with notes from recordings from other talks Follow Live in Real Time using #AACR20 @pharma_BI @AACR               Register for […]

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From AAAS Science News on COVID19: New CRISPR based diagnostic may shorten testing time to 5 minutes Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D.                   A new CRISPR-based diagnostic could shorten wait times for coronavirus tests.     New test detects coronavirus in just 5 minutes By Robert F. ServiceOct. […]

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Prime Editing as a New CRISPR Tool to Enhance Precision and Versatility   Reporter: Stephen J. Williams, PhD   CRISPR has become a powerful molecular for the editing of genomes tool in research, drug discovery, and the clinic (see posts and ebook on this site below) Volume Two: Latest in Genomics Methodologies for Therapeutics: Gene […]

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020: Emmanuelle Charpentier & Jennifer A. Doudna Reporters: Stephen J. Williams, Ph.D. and Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 to Emmanuelle CharpentierMax Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens, Berlin, Germany Jennifer A. DoudnaUniversity of California, Berkeley, […]

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Novartis uses a ‘dimmer switch’ medication to fine-tune gene therapy candidates Reporter: Amandeep Kaur, BSc., MSc. Using viral vectors, lipid nanoparticles, and other technologies, significant progress has been achieved in refining the delivery of gene treatments. However, modifications to the cargo itself are still needed to increase safety and efficacy by better controlling gene expression. […]

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Real Time Coverage @BIOConvention #BIO2019: Can Genome Editing Fulfill Its Promise and Meet Unmet Medical Needs? Philadelphia PA 118A, Level 100 Speakers Dr. Eric KmiecDirector, Gene Editing Institute atChristiana Care Health System Jonathan MarronPediatric Oncologist, Bioethicist, Health Services Researcher atDana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Harvard Medical School Dr. Debra MathewsAssoc Professor atJohns Hopkins […]

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Update 6/11/2020 CRISPR-IL used to develop next-gen genome editing products Haifa-based Pluristem Therapeutics is a regenerative medicine company that plans to develop next-generation multi-species genome editing products for human, plant and animal DNA that could improve work done in the pharma, agriculture and aquaculture industries. The CRISPR-IL consortium includes Sheba Medical Center and Schneider Children’s Medical […]

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First single-course ‘curative’ CRISPR Shot by Intellia rivals Alnylam, Ionis and Pfizer Reporter: Aviva Lev-Ari, PhD, RN   Intellia to kick-start first single-course ‘curative’ CRISPR shot, as it hopes to beat rivals Alnylam, Ionis and Pfizer by Ben Adams | Oct 19, 2020 10:39am It’s been a good year for Intellia: One of its founders, Jennifer Doudna, […]

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