Keeping up with the news that surrounds CRISPR technology can be overwhelming. We’ve got you covered – we’ve picked out 5 of the biggest and most exciting CRISPR stories of the past week to keep you up to date without too much effort. This week we’ll look at emerging CRISPR applications in various fields such as biomanufacturing and wine making, as well as uncover a so-called “molecular Lego” system that could improve the current CRISPR system.
In the short time since its discovery, CRISPR has enabled tremendous scientific advances that have caught headlines and spotlight around the world. Today we’re looking to the future to see where CRISPR might go in 2017. Like every other year, it’ll shock and stun us with innovative and cutting-edge advances quicker than we ever thought possible, so this is just a starting point.
There are multiple design tools available to help simplify the process of CRISPR guide selection and allow you to get on with your experiments. In today’s 12 Days of CRISPR blog post we’ve profiled 4 of the frequently used CRISPR design tools, and given our thoughts on each. Read on to find out what the benefits of each of these tools are, and to find out which may be most suited to your needs.
As the Holiday season begins, the streets fill with busy shoppers and scientists remain loyal to their lab benches around the world in an effort to get their experiments finished up in time for the holidays.
Is it all starting to get a bit much? Feeling super stressed and wishing you could be out soaking up the Holiday spirit too?
We can’t promise that we will get your experiments finished on time, but we can inject some festive fun for scientists.
Struggling to keep up with the latest news from the world of CRISPR? We’ve got you covered – This week we’re cutting through the noise to look at CRISPR’s potential as a TV star, recent progress in sickle cell therapy, and we’ve even found an intro guide to CRISPR in video form for those of you who aren’t sure what we’re talking about, or need to explain CRISPR quickly and clearly to someone else who isn’t sure what we’re talking about.
Genome editing with CRISPR technology is a powerful method for manipulating the genetic material held inside a multitude of different cell types.
So what’s the big deal about synthetic RNA? Why should you be using it instead of plasmid-derived or in vitro transcribed (IVT) guides? And perhaps most importantly, how do you explain your reasoning to the PI in your lab?
Read on to find out the top five things you should be telling your PI (forward them this blog post and they’ll soon begin to come around to your way of thinking!).
Struggling to keep up with the latest news from the world of CRISPR? We’ve got you covered – here’s a whistle-stopped tour of the internet for scientists and researchers who want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the industry. This week’s news includes the future of lab animal development, how to make longer cashmere fibers, and how the 3D architecture of DNA was unraveled using CRISPR technology.
Thinking of using CRISPR but not quite sure where to start or how to get the best results?
CRISPR has revolutionized the field of genome editing, providing a high level of efficiency and precision when targeting the genomes of a vast array of cell types and organisms. The applications around CRISPR are widespread; spanning drug discovery, agriculture, gene therapy and beyond.
Struggling to keep up with the latest news from the world of CRISPR? We’ve got you covered – here’s a whistle-stopped tour of the internet for scientists and researchers who want to keep up to date with what’s happening in the industry. This week’s theme: the future of food; keep on reading to find out how what you’re munching on might change over the coming years, and it’s all down to CRISPR technology.
Children are taught that through the process of evolution, ancient fish left the water and took their first steps on land, ultimately resulting in the development of arms and legs. Biology has one fundamental problem: understanding how the fins of fish evolved into the limbs of tetrapods, the first four-limbed vertebrates and their descendants. A new study published in Nature out of the lab of Neil Shubin at the University of Chicago, Digits and fin rays share common developmental histories (Nakamura et al., 2016), goes some way to answering that question.