CRISPR named Science's Breakthrough of 2015

Science magazine names CRISPR ‘Breakthrough of the Year’

Genome-editing technology invented at UC Berkeley is year’s top innovation.

Jennifer Doudna

CRISPR inventor calls for pause in editing heritable genes

Idea for summit on ethics comes from Jennifer Doudna, the UC Berkeley professor who developed technology that makes it easier to manipulate the human genome.

How bacteria vaccinate themselves against viruses

Studying how bacteria set up their immune system to detect viruses could improve genome editing through CRISPR.

Sorghum field

Sorghum is focus of $12.3M study of crop drought tolerance

Study will examine the role of epigenetics in allowing plants to survive in drought conditions.


Genomics institute partners with Microsoft to accelerate biomedical research

Partnership provides the institute with access to new computing, data storage and analysis capabilities.

soil amoeba

Next-generation genomic tests ID brain-eating amoeba

New center aims to make tests more affordable and accessible to doctors.

two-spot octopus

Octopus genome reveals cephalopod secrets

Researchers are closer to discovering the genes involved in the creature’s ability to change skin color and texture, and to move its eight arms independently.