Pros and Cons of CRISPR: Simple Tips for Weighing Up CRISPR for Genome Editing

Pros and Cons of CRISPR: Simple Tips for Weighing Up CRISPR for Genome Editing

While CRISPR offers vast applications in disease research and drug target identification, it’s not always the optimal choice for every scenario. Explore the main advantages and challenges of using CRISPR-Cas9 to determine if it’s the right fit for your project.

Show Your Molecular TALEN(T)

Show Your Molecular TALEN(T)

Introduction Did you know that the idea of using genetic engineering to ameliorate certain human diseases was viewed as ‘science fiction’ only 10 short years ago? While cell mutagenesis studies and genetic knockout experiments were feasible before genetic engineering, they were not very reliable. Indeed, due to the random and imprecise nature of these older…

Get Started in Genome Editing with CRISPR

Get Started in Genome Editing with CRISPR

The development of CRISPR/Cas9 technology has made it relatively straightforward to selectively edit genomes and has revolutionized the way in which we approach biological questions. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and in simple terms, this technique allows you to direct a nuclease to cut at a specific site in the genome of interest. The…