When I have read articles just like this one early on in my career, I would laugh and categorize it with blogs regarding Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster. However, much has changed in the past 10 years. New technologies have been developed and milestones have been reached that should have Cancer a little worried. These 3 steps might be viewed to some as obvious, but I argue that it’s how the researchers have utilized the technology wisely that has made the difference. I have identified some papers that have carved a successful path to Cancer's possible demise.
Increasingly the literature suggests that CRISPR's potential for off-target effects is not as “bad” as originally thought. Here are a few things to set your mind at ease if you’re working with the CRISPR-Cas9 system:
CRISPR has only been around a short while but is already revolutionizing the way we do biological research - allowing scientists to study gene function in more robust or even previously un-imagined ways.
The adoption of CRISPR in 2015 was staggering, and keeping up with publications was a challenge. At Horizon, we polled our scientists on what their favorite CRISPR publications of 2015 were and why, and include six highlights below.