December 1, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

CRISPRy critters

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CRISPR is the hottest new biotechnology and the top development of 2015 according to Science Magazine. What will the new year of 2016 bring on the CRISPR front? It’s clear there will be more meetings on CRISPR ethics and policy (heck, we are having one right here at UC Davis on May 26), but what else is coming? Below are my top 10 CRISPR predictions for the new year in no particular order. What are your CRISPR predictions? For more on my thinking on CRISPR …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