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An Evening with Dr. George Church - January 26, 2017


IGI Makes Progress Toward Treating
Sickle Cell Disease with CRISPR-Cas9

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National Geographic Magazine - August 2016


Technology Rewrite Our DNA?

TED Radio Hour interviews Sam Sternberg

The Future of Genomics Research DNA Editing - Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI)

IGI Institute Launch

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December 7, 2016 - Time Magazine

Doudna and “CRISPR Pioneers” are Runners-Up for TIME’s Person of the Year

IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna has been selected as a runner-up for Time Magaine’s 2016 Person of the Year Award.  She and other “CRISPR ...

December 6, 2016 - The Stem Cellar

CIRM grants $4 million to fund IGI sickle cell research

The IGI and our collaborators have received a $4 million grant from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) to develop CRISPR-Cas9 genome...

November 22, 2016 - The Verge

CRISPR gene editing transforming cancer treatment

IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna talks with The Verge about how CRISPR technology is currently being used to develop treatments for human ...

October 26, 2016 - Precision Medicine World Conference

2017 Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC)

IGI Executive Director Jennifer Doudna and UCSF Co-Director Jonathan Weissman will be featured presenters at the 2017 Precision Medicine World Conference...

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CRISPR Cas9, Bring Me a Gene

This musical ode to CRISPR-Cas9 technology explains how genomic engineering works inside cells, helps us understand how this powerful technology is already ...

What are genes, and how does genome engineering work?

This new animated video describes how genome engineering enables scientists to change genetic sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of ...

Introduction to DNA, Protein Synthesis and Genomic Engineering

The two videos featured in this post show how proteins are made in a cell, using information found in the DNA code, and then how DNA is engineered using CRISPR-Cas9...

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Blog - Making the Cut

October 16, 2016 0 Comments

Sequence replacement to cure sickle cell disease

My lab recently published a paper, together with outstanding co-corresponding authors David Martin (CHORI) and Dana Carroll (University of Utah), in which...

September 12, 2016 1 Comment

Improved knockout with Cas9

Cas9 is usually pretty good at gene knockout. Except when it isn’t. Most people who have gotten their feet wet with gene editing have had an experience like...

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