Advancing genome research for a better world


The IGI will accelerate genome discovery and translation of resulting technologies in order to ethically and equitably improve human health and sustainable agriculture.

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A few great moments in today's fireside chat between Jennifer Doudna and Ron Vale of @UCSF ⬇️ Dr. Doudna on seeing the first evidence that CRISPR-Cas9 was working: "On the one hand, it's the simplest experiment. But for us it was kind of a transformative result."
Last month, we hosted Life 2.0: The Challenge and Promise of a CRISPR Path to a Sustainable Planet with @theNASciences. Now, you can watch the talks on gene drives, editing farm animals, environmental concerns in editing, germline editing, and more!
On Wednesday, we had a blast hosting a #scicomm workshop for our members, run by @TyFordFever! Participants practiced de-jargonizing a paper abstract, talking with a journalist, coming up with science metaphors, and more.
Welcome, Nomura lab! Happy to have you 😄 Dan Nomura @DanNomuraExcited to move to our new lab space in ⁦⁦@igisci⁩ !! Come visit our lab on the third floor of the Innovative Genomics Institute Building ⁦@UCBerkeley⁩ !
New year, new job? We have *five* open positions at different levels! We're looking for a comms director, a functional genomics postdoc, and three research assistants. More info & application links here: Genomics Institute @igisciDo you know how to fit all the pieces together into a strategic #scicomm plan? We're #hiring a comms director—come work with us! Please RT and tell qualified friends and colleagues. Apply here: