July 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

CRISPR pig

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I always like to do a bunch of science reading on the weekend when it’s quiet including stem cells, but also many other areas such as brain tumors and more. Here are some TGIF science links to thought-provoking reading.           CRISPR stuff Where in the world could the first CRISPR baby be born? DIY CRISPR on the horizon soon? CRISPR-y pigs to yield “bacon” of human organ transplants? Stem Cells Mini-kidney, nephron organoids from stem cells give hope Still time to …Read More

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As CRISPR gene editing technology has advanced in the last few years, the number of genetically modified animals made with this system has steadily increased. Some are very interesting and useful for science. At the same time especially when they are little, they can be very cute. A nickname is going around for these GM animals: CRISPR-y critters or CRISPR critters.. It turns out that there used be a breakfast cereal called Crispy Critters. It had a very odd looking mascot named Crispy with …Read More