Genetic Engineering

CRISPR & cas9

Regulating Gene Editing In India

Two women scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2020. Both scientists won the award “for the development of a method for genome editing”. They have pioneered the use of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) – Cas9 (CRISPR-associated protein 9) system as a gene-editing tool. The technology is being used in …

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CRISPR & cas9

Everything You Wanted To Know About CRISPR/Cas9 Genetic Scissors

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on CRISPR, a method of genome editing. A genome is the full set of genetic “instructions” that determine how an organism will develop. Charpentier and Doudna started their study on CRISPR–Cas9 system in 2011. Since then, …

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