CRISPR

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9

Genome-editing tool TALEN outperforms CRISPR-Cas9

Experiments revealed that TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome that are densely packed.

CRISPR to cure sickle cell disease

CRISPR to cure sickle cell disease

University of Illinois Chicago is one of the U.S. sites participating in clinical trials to cure severe red blood congenital diseases such as sickle cell anemia or Thalassemia by safely modifying the DNA of patients’ blood cells.

COVID-19 testing: Robotic platform helps to scale up capacity

COVID-19 testing: Robotic platform helps to scale up capacity

Researchers havee repurposed robotic technology normally used for synthetic biology research to help with testing for COVID-19.

Using CRISPR to knock down gene messages

Using CRISPR to knock down gene messages

Researchers have harnessed CRISPR technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate

Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time

Harnessing the power of CRISPR in space and time

Researchers have developed the revolutionary “CRISPR-Switch”, which enables unprecedented control of the CRISPR technique in both space and time.

Using CRISPR to detect diseases

Using CRISPR to detect diseases

Researchers present sensor prototype that can rapidly, precisely, and cost-effectively measure molecular signals for cancer.