“Not a lot of people have an opportunity to make an unexpected discovery that leads to a dramatic program that really impacts the lives of millions and millions of people. But when you do, it is your responsibility to change clinical practice,” says Alfred Sommer, an ophthalmologist at John Hopkins University who lives by this principle.
Sommer earned the Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award in 1997 for converting his discovery that vitamin A reduces mortality rates for common infect...
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CRISPR is making waves in therapeutics, but its potential in diagnostics remains underexplored. Now, researchers report a new electronic biosensor that uses CRISPR to detect specific genes in genomic DNA—CRISPR-Chip.
Advances in CRISPR-Cas9 technology have greatly accelerated genome engineering research. More and more researchers are adopting this technique for their studies but the path to CRISPR expertise can be blocked by confusing jargon. This webpage serves as a beginner's guide to understand one of the basic concepts in CRISPR: single guide (sg) RNA.
Achieving mechanical division of hollow cell covers takes researchers one step closer to artificial cell division.
Meenakshi Prabhune, a freelance science journalist, talks about careers in science beyond academia and science outreach.
We caught up with Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist, to chat about his views on genomics and CRISPR and to get a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into his book writing experience. Read on to discover his perspective about this latest venture and why we deem...