CRISPRpedia is a free, textbook-style resource that explains and illustrates all things CRISPR.

CRISPRpedia is IGI's free online textbook that covers CRISPR from its role in bacterial immunity to development into a tool for genome editing, to the breadth of applications in basic research, medicine, and agriculture. 

Learn CRISPR, without the jargon.

Written by Ph.D. scientists and edited by Jennifer Doudna and other CRISPR experts at the Innovative Genomics Institute, CRISPRpedia is your home for clear, reliable, and current CRISPR info. This resource can be used for learning and teaching by anyone from advanced high school students to principal investigators, and is an ideal companion for molecular biology classes. The 80+ original illustrations are downloadable as editable vector graphics and free to use for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons license

For a more basic version of the same content areas, check out CRISPR Made Simple.


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How to Cite CRISPRpedia

Hochstrasser, M.L., Henderson, H.R., Ford, T.J., Tolpa, T., Doxzen, K.W., Cheung, B., Ramit, G., Murdock, A.G., Kliegman, M., WIlson, R.C., Urnov, F.D., Ronald, P.C., & Doudna, J.A. (Eds.) (2022) CRISPRpedia. Berkeley: Innovative Genomics Institute, University of California, Berkeley. Retrieved from: (Last updated: September 12, 2022.)