Advancing genome research for a better world


To develop and deploy genome engineering to cure disease, ensure food security, and sustain the environment for current and future generations.

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How do you come to a society-wide consensus on difficult topics? In a @UCBerkeley Big Ideas Course, undergrads engage with an expert panel to consider #CRISPR #GeneDrives. So far, we've discussed the trolley problem, Hippocratic oath, and stem cell policy! #DeliberativePolling
Excellent talk today by Alexis Komor! Her creativity and ingenuity have produced robust tools for genome editing. Can't wait to see where her work will lead next! #IGIseminar
Nice article in @NEOdotLIFE that considers the outlook for genome-edited food. 🍽️ Thanks for featuring the IGI's agricultural research! 🌾 TLDR: "Right now, we have lots of reasons to be optimistic." - Diane Beckles (@ucdavis) Lydia Janis Caldana @lydiacaldana“Will You Eat #CRISPR Produce?” by @shelbylpope @neodotlife