April 1, 2021
UC scientists and physicians hope to permanently cure patients of sickle cell disease by using CRISPR-Cas9 to replace a defective gene with the normal version.
February 25, 2021
Diminishing a single protein in a set of mice caused them to gain only half the weight of other mice, even on a high-fat diet.
October 7, 2020
Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley and UCSF professor and Berkeley Lab faculty scientist, shares the prize with Emmanuelle Charpentier for their discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as a tool for making targeted changes to the genome.
July 16, 2020
The first end-to-end, completely gapless DNA sequence of a human chromosome is a major milestone for genomics.
June 30, 2020
Saliva can be gathered without medical supervision, unlike current tests, which saves time, money and precious PPE.
March 11, 2020
‘It’s a first step toward fulfilling the promise of the genomics era to inform how we combat disease,’ lead researcher says.
February 6, 2020
The Pan-Cancer Project discovers causes of unexplained cancers and zeros in on mechanisms of development.
July 23, 2019
Gene loss 2 to 3 million years ago may explain why coronary events are common in humans but rare in other animals.
June 27, 2019
Genetically engineered trees that provide fire-resistant lumber for homes? We're on the cusp of a revolution.
October 25, 2018
CRISPR opens door to new type of medicine: “genome surgery.”