The gene genie. CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and the role of patents

Background via CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing ‘Science magazine’s 2015 Breakthrough of the Year, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) were discovered in the 1980s, but it wasn’t until 2007 that their true power to democratize gene targeting was realized. That’s when the first report demonstrating CRISPR could cut specific DNA targets was … Continue Reading The gene genie. CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and the role of patents