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CRISPR: History and Applications in Brief

 

CRISPR-Cas9 is a modern genome-editing tool that has its roots in an ancient prokaryotic immune system. Since its first adaption as a genome-editing tool in living eukaryotic cells less than a decade ago, CRISPR has undergone massive development and today it represents a rapidly growing toolbox with broad applications.

This piece gives a brief overview on the history of CRISPR and how it is used today.

Epigenetics Crash Course 4

Welcome back to the 4th and final installment in our epigenetics crash course series!

So far, we’ve introduced the field of epigenetics, and examined bisulfite as well as non-bisulfite approaches to studying nucleic acid methylation. In this last piece, we look at methods to study chromatin and histones.

Epigenetics Crash Course 3

Our Epigenetics series continues! So far in Part 1 and Part 2, we’ve introduced the field of epigenetics and the bisulfite-based approaches to studying DNA and RNA methylation. In Part 3, we look at non-bisulfite methods to study nucleic acid methylation.

Epigenetics Crash Course 2

Welcome to part 2 of our Epigenetics series. In Part 1, we gave an overview about what epigenetics is and the various types of epigenetic modifications that may occur. In this post, we will look at methods used to study DNA and RNA methylation.

Epigenetics Crash Course 1

Welcome to the 1st article in our brand new series about epigenetics.

If you are starting out in the field for the first time and want to get familiar with what epigenetics is about, what questions epigenetic studies can answer and how epigenetics is investigated then you’ve come to the right place!

In this first post, we describe what epigenetics is, how it differs to genetics, and we provide an overview of the various types of epigenetic modifications that may occur.

 

World Down Syndrome Day 2021

Today is the 10th Annual World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD). This date is observed by the United Nations as a global awareness day to celebrate the lives of people with Down syndrome.