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CRISPR: More than just for gene editing?

November 13, 2019

The gene-editing tool CRISPR has been heralded as a scientific miracle destined to eradicate diseases from sickle-cell anemia…
Early Results from First-In-U.S. Trial of CRISPR-Edited Immune Cells for Cancer Patients Suggest Safety of Approach

November 8, 2019

Abramson Cancer Center researchers to present initial safety data after treating three patients. Genetically editing a cancer patient’s…
CRISPRed flies mimic monarch butterfly — and could make you vomit

October 3, 2019

The fruit flies in Noah Whiteman’s lab may be hazardous to your health. Whiteman and his University of…
CRISPR patent portfolio now at 14 and counting for University of California

September 18, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today awarded the University of California (UC), University of Vienna and…
Cancer drugs don’t always work as intended, researchers warn

September 13, 2019

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have identified 10 cancer drugs currently in clinical trials that do…
Tweaked CRISPR in Neurons Gives Scientists New Power to Probe Brain Diseases

August 19, 2019

A team of scientists at UC San Francisco and the National Institutes of Health have achieved another CRISPR…
CRISPRed Exosomes Correct Rett Syndrome Communication Breakdown

July 29, 2019

CRISPR continues to be big news. Condemnation of the gene editing technology was swift late last year when…
Newly granted CRISPR patents boost UC’s U.S. portfolio to 10

July 24, 2019

The University of California has received two new patents for use of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology, increasing its…
How transposons improve CRISPR efficiency

June 28, 2019

Gene editing technology is continuously evolving. CRISPR-Cas9 mutagenesis hit the world by storm in 2013 and has since…
New CRISPR Lab to Accelerate Drug Discovery, Advance Genomic Research

June 14, 2019

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) has launched a five-year, $67 million collaboration with the San Francisco and Berkeley campuses of…
GlaxoSmithKline taps UC’s CRISPR expertise to speed drug discovery

June 14, 2019

The pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced a five-year collaboration with UC Berkeley and UCSF to establish a laboratory…
CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

June 5, 2019

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to…
To curb infection, bacteria direct their defenses against themselves

May 31, 2019

Sometimes, the best defense against hostile invaders is a good, long nap. Or at least, that strategy seems…
CRISPR Fingers Drug-Resistant Microbes in a ‘FLASH’

May 24, 2019

A research team led by scientists at UC San Francisco and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub has developed a…
Researchers identify molecules that rein in CRISPR systems

May 20, 2019

Scientists have identified the first chemical compounds able to inhibit and regulate CRISPR systems, which could ultimately make…
Engineering ‘hairpins’ increases CRISPR accuracy

April 25, 2019

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing…
UC receives fourth CRISPR patent; three more on the way

April 25, 2019

The U.S. Patent Office today issued a fourth patent for the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to the University…
Researchers Use Gene Editing with CRISPR to Treat Lethal Lung Diseases Before Birth

April 19, 2019

Using CRISPR gene editing, a team from Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have thwarted a lethal lung disease, in an…
New DNA “shredder” technique goes beyond CRISPR’s scissors

April 16, 2019

In the last six years, a tool called CRISPR-Cas9 has transformed genetic research, allowing scientists to snip and…
Scientists create world’s first gene-edited lizards

April 5, 2019

A group of University of Georgia researchers led by geneticist Douglas Menke has become the first in the world…
New CRISPR-powered device detects genetic mutations in minutes

March 27, 2019

A team of engineers at the UC Berkeley and the Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) of The Claremont Colleges…
UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio

March 15, 2019

The University of California announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent Number…
New CRISPR technique for studying gene function developed

March 12, 2019

When researchers want to understand a gene’s function, they silence or disable that gene in a model organism,…
CRISPR Gene Editing Makes Stem Cells ‘Invisible’ to Immune System

February 22, 2019

UC San Francisco scientists have used the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system to create the first pluripotent stem cells that…
New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gut

February 11, 2019

Scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Biosustainability (DTU) have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are…
Scientists find new and smaller CRISPR gene editor: CasX

February 11, 2019

In a mere seven years, Cas9 has shown itself to be a formidable gene editor, employed in humans,…
Gene-editing tool now being used to develop better antibiotics

January 15, 2019

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the…
Creating flavours and fragrances from “shiki” cell factories

January 11, 2019

A big new EU project called SHIKIFACTORY100 aims at producing more than 100 high value compounds and chemicals…
Nikolay Kandul (left) and Omar Akbari at the Akbari laboratory in the new Tata Hall for the Sciences.
New CRISPR-based Technology Developed to Control Pests with Precision-guided Genetics

January 9, 2019

CRISPR-based method sterilizes male insects for population suppression of agricultural pests and disease-carrying mosquitoes. Combining historical lessons with…
New CRISPR-Based Tool could Substantially Enhance Immune Response to Cancer

November 19, 2018

These days, scientists are fairly adept at reprogramming immune cell pathways to enhance the immune system’s own response…
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