Tagged CRISPR-Cas9


Taking the Bite Out of Pathogens: How Researchers at UC San Diego Are Divorcing Mosquitos from Malaria and Other Infectious Diseases

LIAM HUBER AND MAYA GOPALAKRISHNAN | ONLINE REPORTERS | SALTMAN QUARTERLY 17-18 At UC San Diego, Dr. Omar Akbari pioneers a new method to combat some of the world’s deadliest contagions. (Source) Picture the deadliest animal in the world. What comes to mind? Fearsome teeth, bulging muscles, and lethal venom? Great white sharks, Bengal tigers, and…


From Transplant Organs to Interspecies Chimeras: An Interview with Dr. Jun Wu

BY BAR YOSEF| SQ ONLINE WRITER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) ____________________________________________________________________________ In the January 26, 2017 issue of Cell, Salk Institute scientists reported on their breakthroughs in interspecies chimeras. Chimeras are organisms with organs of different species. The paper, whose first author is staff scientist Dr. Jun Wu, featured explanations of the scientists’ success in growing a…


Create Your Own Baby: The Future of Human Embryonic Gene Editing

BY BAR YOSEF | SQ ONLINE REPORTER | SQ ONLINE (2016-17) ____________________________________________________________________________ Imagine walking into Oceanview Terrace, UCSD’s newest dining hall, and standing in the pizza line. Pondering your choices, you consider the specials—southwest, chicken & artichoke, or vegetarian. Not finding any of them particularly appealing, you choose to make your own pizza, with any combination…