December 21, 2021
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Doudna and Banfield introduce microbiome community editing
CRISPR systems have been developed, to date, to edit the genes of one type of cell at a time. Now, a new technique has been characterized that can add or modify genes within a community of many different species simultaneously, opening the door to the idea of “community editing.” The system could be used to edit and track — using a barcode — edited microbes within a natural community, such as in the gut or on the roots of a plant where hundreds or thousands of different microbes congregate.
Introducing The 2023 Audacious Project Cohort
Five years in, we are excited to announce the largest funding pool for innovations in climate, breakthrough science, child welfare and women’s health.
How do we win the fight against NTDs? Sustain. Collaborate.
In recognition of World NTD Day, we spoke to Joy Shu'aibu of Sighstavers about the road to elimination for Trachoma and other NTDs devastating communities worldwide.