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UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

University of California in Berkeley will soon receive a new patent for its development of the genome editing process known as Crispr, the latest round in a years-long dispute. . . . → Read More: UC-Berkeley to Get New Crispr Patent

Infographic – What is Crispr?

Crispr explainer

Even as Crispr has gained commercial traction and public attention, there’s still a need for a good illustrated introduction to the technique. . . . → Read More: Infographic – What is Crispr?

Crispr Deployed to Stop Disease, Pest Insects

Nikolay Kandul and Omar Akbari

A genetics lab is using the genome editing technique Crispr to create sterilized male insects, which can lead to fewer disease-spreading and farm pest insects. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Stop Disease, Pest Insects

Recap – Editas Medicine Advances Crispr Therapy

Crispr genome edits illustration

Editas Medicine received the go-ahead to conduct a clinical trial using the genome editing technique Crispr. . . . → Read More: Recap – Editas Medicine Advances Crispr Therapy

Trials OK’d for Inherited Eye Disease Therapy with Crispr

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

The company developing a treatment for a rare inherited eye disease using the genome editing technique Crispr received authorization from the Food and Drug Administration to begin clinical trials. . . . → Read More: Trials OK’d for Inherited Eye Disease Therapy with Crispr

BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Crispr-Cas9 illustration

The global chemical company BASF is licensing a more precise form of genome editing from the Broad Institute, a genetics research center affiliated with Harvard University and MIT. . . . → Read More: BASF Licensing Precise Crispr Editing from Broad Institute

Appeals Court Backs Broad Institute in Crispr Case

Crispr genome edits illustration

A U.S. appeals court supported the Broad Institute’s claims it invented a separate Crispr technology from University of California, affirming a previous U.S. patent office ruling. . . . → Read More: Appeals Court Backs Broad Institute in Crispr Case

Allergan Licensing Crispr for Inherited Eye Disease

Editing DNA

Drug maker Allergan is acquiring the rights from Editas Medicine to develop an application of the genome-editing technology Crispr for the inherited eye disease Leber congenital amaurosis type 10. . . . → Read More: Allergan Licensing Crispr for Inherited Eye Disease

More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr genome edits illustration

A genetics lab in the U.K. revealed that a leading technique for editing genomes produces more unwanted damage to the edited genomes than previously understood. . . . → Read More: More Damage Detected from Crispr-Cas9 Edits

Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance

Junqi Song

A plant science lab in Dallas is designing a new use of the emerging genome editing technique known as Crispr to add more resistance to plant diseases in two staple food crops. . . . → Read More: Crispr Deployed to Boost Plant Disease Resistance