September 23, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

DIY CRISPR

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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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I just did a blog post today on the striking story of someone doing DIY CRISPR gene therapy on themselves. A question came to mind. How long until someone does a DIY attempt to CRISPR themselves? In the DIY gene therapy story, the person was injected with so-called “gain-of-function” viruses to try to reap health benefits. Doing DIY CRISPR on oneself could be attempted for loss- or gain-of-function of particular genes associated with certain health conditions or traits in specific cells or systemically. It …Read More