Biology, Biomedical

Can CRISPR be dangerous in gene therapy?

CRISPR is this new technology, you probably heard about especially if you are a frequently reader here on Qul Mind. It is used to edit DNA segments. This can help us create gene therapies that treat many diseases. Some studies though, show some flaws in this technology.

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Biology

CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

CRISPR-Cas9 is a very useful tool for gene editing. It allows us to precisely and inexpensively edit an organism's genes. You can read more about it here. A recent study used it for something different though with great results. Instead of attempting to treat tumours in mice with this technology, hoping that someday this therapy… Continue reading CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

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Biology

CRISPR Cas9 in 2018. Is it still the best tool for genetics?

Cas9 can be thought of as an RNA- guided nuclease for genome editing. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. It is a defence mechanism that was found in Streptococcus pyogenes. This system involves a guide RNA and the cas9 protein. The guide RNA is compatible with the target sequence and the cas9… Continue reading CRISPR Cas9 in 2018. Is it still the best tool for genetics?