Stop by WN@tL this week to learn about “Bigger, Faster, Cheaper, CRISPR: A Small Step Towards Curing Genetic Diseases.” The talk, given by Dustin Rubinstein, facility director of the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center, will take place on June 10 from 7-8:15 pm in room 1111 of the UW Genetics/Biotech Center building. More details here.
The innovative CRISPR-Cas9 system has the potential to transform genetic research. The system allows scientists to make a genetically engineered mouse in as little as four months. Compare this to today’s standard of 1.5 to 2 years. The CRISPR-Cas9 system allows scientists to create permanent gene deletion in cell lines, genomic knockouts of genes in less than 1/3 the normal time, genomic deletion of enhancers, and more. This new technology is one of the fastest growing techniques being used in genetics today.This entry was posted in Events by Nicole. Bookmark the permalink.