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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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 ...

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February 7, 2022

What Is CRISPR-Cas9? Definition & Overview

What is CRISPR-Cas9? To understand CRISPR-Cas9, we must first get familiar with gene editing. Gene editing is the process of changing an organism’s genetic code or genome. Also referred to as genome e...