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The IGI is always happy to work with journalists to answer questions about our research and provide expert perspectives on advances and current news in genome editing

IGI researchers have a wide range of expertise, including CRISPR genome editing, delivery, diagnostics, applications of genome editing in human health, climate, and agriculture, as well as the ethics and public impact of genome editing technology. Please get in touch to arrange interviews, speaking opportunities, video shoots, or to check facts and get help developing stories.

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Contact

For general inquiries about IGI, our research, and COVID-19 testing:

Andy Murdock, IGI Communications Director
andymurdock@berkeley.edu

For Jennifer Doudna interviews, speaking, and appearances:

Kaustuva Das at Thermal PR
kdas@thermalpr.com

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The master logo is made up of the right-handed helix icon and the Innovative Genomics Institute wordmark. Under certain circumstances, we prefer to simply use the icon on its own instead of the full logo.

For more information on the proper use of our logos, please refer to our Brand Guidelines.

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Commonly used photos are available to download here. For use outside of IGI, photos must be accompanied by an attribution as specified in the download. If there is no specification, please attribute the photo to "Innovative Genomics Institute, UC Berkeley."

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Portrait of Mike Botchan
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Portrait of Jill Banfield
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Portrait of Alex Marson
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Portrait of Brian Staskawicz
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IGI History

The IGI began in 2014 through the Li Ka Shing Center for Genetic Engineering, which was created thanks to a generous donation from the Li Ka Shing Foundation. The Innovative Genomics Initiative formed as a partnership between the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Francisco.

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IGI Leadership

The Innovative Genomics Institute is led by a team of exceptional, forward-thinking scientists, including early CRISPR and genome engineering innovators. They draw on in-depth subject matter knowledge and wide-ranging research experience to guide the overall vision of the IGI and direct its new and ongoing programs.

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CRISPR Basics

DNA is the instruction manual for life. It encodes the fundamental properties of an organism- how it develops, functions, and reproduces. Changing a DNA sequence in a living cell is known asĀ genome editing. For a long time, this was either impossible or extremely challenging. CRISPR-Cas9 has made this process much easier. CRISPR is a bacterial immune system that has been repurposed for making precise breaks in DNA.

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