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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CRISPR-Cas proteins aren’t just for genome editing- they’re becoming fast and sensitive diagnostic tools. Watch our latest #CRISPR whiteboard lesson video to learn how. You’ll see what makes certain Cas proteins so special!
📺 Our executive director Jennifer Doudna (@doudna_lab) will be on #AmanpourPBS tonight! Check it out on @PBS and @cnni Amanpour and Company @AmanpourCoPBSTonight on #AmanpourPBS: @NicRobertsonCNN on Saudi Arabia, Carol Anderson on how the rules of voting are threatening democracy, Rosamund Pike and @LindseyHilsum on journalist Marie Colvin and Jennifer Doudna on gene editing tech. Check local listings.
Fantastic talk today by @HankGreelyLSJU! What do unicorns, manta raybots, and HeLa cells have in common? Apparently more than we thought! #IGIseminar
It's “Meet an IGI Scientist” Monday! Read about Shaheen Kabir's path to the bench and watch a video describing how she is using CRISPRi to reveal which genes make cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy.
TONIGHT! “Hot Trends in Gene Therapy” panel discussion & networking event - ticket includes food/drinks. SF Women In Bio @SFWomenInBioJoin WIB-San Francisco on October 11th, 2018 for a panel discussion on the challenges and promise of using gene therapies in different indications, early development, clinical trials, and emerging trends. Registration:
[email protected] has invested $86 million in making somatic cell genome editing safe & effective. These grants from @ncats_nih_gov will set necessary standards, develop new tools, & establish a roadmap from bringing genome editing to the clinic!