November 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Anna Everette

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By Anna Everette The title of this article is partially borrowed from a fascinating Lightning Presentation delivered by John Doench of Broad Institute at CRISPRcon this year. In his talk, Mr. Doench pointed out how we’ve been looking up to this promising technology for a while now, hoping it will deliver the anticipated results (see image below): And for a second consecutive year, people from different walks of life gathered at this event to figure out how they could contribute to the discussion. But …Read More

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By Anna Everette “In our society, we have an addiction to vertical genetic transmission. It’s called sex and having a child who looks like you”. This was perhaps the most memorable quote from the event’s keynote speaker, Greg Simon, Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative. It also happens to highlight the most compelling reason to pursue this exciting technology. CRISPRcon took place on August 16-17 at the UC Berkeley and was meant to encourage communication about the range of ethical and social implications surrounding …Read More