CRISPR & Genome Editing

Explore CRISPR and genome editing and discover the power of DNA manipulation, gene function modification, and the rich history of using gene editing to combat life-threatening human diseases.

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September 29, 2023

Cas9 Antibodies: Overview & Applications

Cas9 antibody is used in research applications to asses Cas9 protein expression levels in different samples. Learn more about its function and uses here.

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September 29, 2023

Cas9 Nuclease: Overview & Applications

Cas9 is an RNA-guided endonuclease that uses base pairing to identify and cut target DNA strands that match the guide RNA. Learn more about it here!

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December 20, 2022

Cas12a: Definition, Applications, & Industry Uses

Cas13a: Overview CRISPR-Cas9 (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic sequence and CRISPR-associated protein 9) has created a buzz in the Science world. The ability of this genome editing to...

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December 20, 2022

Cas13a: Definition, Applications, & Industry Uses

Learn about Cas13a, its subclasses, how it works, what its applications in the life sciences are, and how it's being leveraged in the industry to advance research in genomics.

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What Is Guide RNA (gRNA)? Definitions & Applications

What Is Guide RNA (gRNA)? Gene editing, also known as genome engineering, is a revolutionary technique that modifies DNA to treat disease and improve human health. Among such techniques is the C...

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Plasmids: Definition, Types, & Applications

What Are Plasmids? Plasmids are small, circular, extrachromosomal, double-stranded DNA molecules, naturally found in bacterial species. However, their presence has also been found in some archaea and ...