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DISCOVERing Off-Target Effects for Safer Genome Editing

The CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system cuts DNA at exactly where scientists specify, but sometimes it cuts at “off-target” sites too. In an upcoming Science paper, researchers reveal DISCOVER-Seq, an unbiased method that uses a DNA repair protein...
15-Apr-2019 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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CRISPR, reprogrammed: A new sidekick for the human immune system?

Berkeley scientists have turned CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology into a synthetic immune response. Their engineered "ProCas9" is safely turned off until a plant or animal virus infects the cell. ProCas9 can be programmed to initiate an immune...
10-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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CRISPR diversifies: Cut, paste, on, off, and now– evolve!

Scientists at the Innovative Genomics Institute have concocted a transformative new way to harness the power of evolution. Today in Nature, researchers at UC Berkeley describe yet another creative application for CRISPR: a platform to spur evolution...
1-Aug-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Bay Area’s Innovative Genomics Institute Announces Unique Entrepreneurial Fellowships

The IGI has selected two scientists for its one-of-a-kind "Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program," pushing transformative scientific products to the market by supporting vital foundational research and professional networking for two years. Awardees...
21-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


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The Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) is a non-profit, academic partnership between UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco that supports collaborative research projects across the Bay Area. The IGI’s mission is to develop and deploy genome engineering to cure disease, ensure food security, and sustain the environment for current and future generations. As pioneers in genome editing, functional genomics, and other cutting-edge technologies, IGI scientists continuously push the boundaries of science.

For more information, visit www.innovativegenomics.org.

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