New insights into how the CRISPR immune system evolved — ScienceDaily

With new insights into how the genetic tool CRISPR — which allows direct editing of our genes — evolved and adapted, we are now one step closer to understanding the basis of the constant struggle for survival that takes place in nature. The results can be used in future biotechnologies. In 2020, the Nobel Prize […]

New generation CRISPR technology lays foundation for therapeutics to treat a wide range of inherited ocular diseases — ScienceDaily

A breakthrough study, led by researchers from the University of California, Irvine, results in the restoration of retinal and visual functions of mice models suffering from inherited retinal disease. Published today in Nature Biomedical Engineering, the paper, titled, “Restoration of visual function in adult mice with an inherited retinal disease via adenine base editing,” illustrates […]

Gene-editing tool CRISPR wins the chemistry Nobel

Turning a bacterial defense mechanism into one of the most powerful tools in genetics has earned Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier the Nobel Prize in chemistry.  The award for these genetic scissors, called CRISPR/Cas 9, is “a fantastic prize,” Pernilla Wittung-Stafshede, a member of the Nobel Committee for Chemistry, said at an Oct. 7 news […]