You’ve probably heard of or are somewhat familiar with the idea of CRISPR/Cas9 and its revolutionary features in the biomedical field. How do the DNA sequence/protein duo work? What applications do they have towards the future of medicinal treatments? Are there any reservations or limitations with using this mechanism?
In this lecture, we will be learning about genetic engineering and genome editing with CRISPR/Cas9. We will start off with the very basics about the structure genes, and how that structure informs their function. We will then apply these principles towards more practical and therapeutic applications involving targeted genetic modifications using CRISPR/Cas9.
- Look into the molecular mechanisms that govern the way we store and transmit biological information
- Learn about how many biological processes contribute to making each one of us unique
- Apply the previous information to understand how gene editing takes place within the context of medicine, and how might this be used to combat difficult-to-treat conditions