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Postby wildrose » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:11 am

You Could Soon Use CRISPR To Biohack In Your Own Home
This stuff is a pretty big deal!
Zayner’s company, The ODIN, offers several different kits designed to teach users the basics about biohacking equipment and processes so that they can start to innovate beyond it. Engineering kits range from $75 to $5,000 (the cheapest one containing CRISPR is $130), and each contains a micropipette, pipette tips, a microcentrifuge rack and tubes, and petri dishes with growing media. Hackers can choose whether they want to edit prokaryotes (such as bacteria) or eukaryotes (yeast)...

LINK: http://www.popsci.com/you-could-soon-become-biohacker-at-home-using-crispr
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:13 am

11 Crazy Gene-Hacking Things We Can Do with CRISPR
This article provides a pretty impressive list of things that might become possible thanks to this new technology.
Experiment proposals like this one make some people worry that genetic engineering technologies will be used in the future to create "designer babies" with preferred traits. We are a far cry from that kind of experimentation, but it won't be long before gene-editing is used to combat diseases and other ailments.

LINK: http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a19067/11-crazy-things-we-can-do-with-crispr-cas9/
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:15 am

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is a Huge Deal, But It’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg
How it works is interesting and what it may potentially be used to do is even more interesting!
Cpf1 is better than Cas9 for several reasons. Most significantly, Cpf1 cuts DNA differently than Cas9. Cas9 cuts both strands of DNA in the same place, leaving “blunt ends” that often experience mutations when they are reattached. Cpf1 cuts are offset, allowing researchers to integrate a piece of DNA more accurately and easily and lowering the chances of unwanted mutations.

LINK: http://singularityhub.com/2016/01/21/crisprcas9-genome-editing-is-a-huge-deal-but-its-just-the-tip-of-the-iceberg/
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Re: CRISPR

Postby dilbert » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:41 am

I came across a few CRISPR jokes. Here's one. If you genetically edit the lettuce genome, you can make it CRISPR. Pretty funny, huh? Science geeks have such a great sense of humor! I found the jokes at dailydot.com/geek/crispr-genetic-modification-twitter-jokes in case you want to see more! And who wouldn't?
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Re: CRISPR

Postby shadylady » Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:18 am

This one was my favorite: CRISPR can find the G-Spot. Everytime! Of course, it helps if the person hearing the joke understands that CRISPR is used to edit DNA and that DNA is composed of four nucleotides which are abbreviated as C, T, A, and G. Otherwise, the joke makes no sense.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby recluse » Wed Feb 17, 2016 7:46 pm

A Group Of Gamers Just Published A Molecular Biology Breakthrough
Video games could be good for something after all! :pac:
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Re: CRISPR

Postby wildrose » Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:37 pm

New Software Makes CRISPR Gene Editing as Easy as “Point-and-Click”
This is a very interesting article that provides lots of information on how CRISPR works and the potential impact it may have on our future.
In short, researchers can use CRISPR to edit very precise locations on the genetic code, which can lead to developments like giving crops more agronomic traits, creating gene therapies in order to treat diseases, and eventually even genetically correct hereditary diseases in embryos.

LINK: http://futurism.com/new-technique-makes-crispr-gene-editing-easy-point-click/
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Re: CRISPR

Postby recluse » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:26 pm

Can Gene Editing Cure HIV?
The commentators aren't able to provide a lot of detail on how it works, but it is interesting to learn about this application of the technology.
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Re: CRISPR

Postby MojaveMike » Tue Apr 12, 2016 4:31 pm

A crisp intro to CRISPR, the gene-editing tool shaking up science
This really does have world-changing potential.
CRISPR may be that rarest thing in science: a genuine breakthrough.

http://www.theverge.com/science/2016/4/6/11318708/crispr-dna-genome-editing-tool
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Re: CRISPR

Postby cactuspete » Tue May 10, 2016 5:41 pm

Michio Kaku - We can Stop Aging
All medicine will be reduced to computer science...
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