19 Jul '17, 7pm

2017/07/19 Building the Safe Genes Toolkit

2017/07/19 Building the Safe Genes Toolkit

A team led by Dr. Amit Choudhary (Broad Institute /Brigham and Women’s Hospital-Renal Division/Harvard Medical School) is developing means to switch on and off genome editing in bacteria, mammals, and insects, including control of gene drives in a mosquito vector for malaria, Anopheles stephensi. The team seeks to build a general platform for the rapid and cost-effective identification of chemicals that will block contemporary and next-generation genome editors. Such chemicals could propel the development of therapeutic applications of genome editors by limiting off-target effects or protect against future biological threats. The team will also construct synthetic genome editors for precision genome engineering. A Harvard Medical School team led by Dr. George Church seeks to develop systems to safeguard genomes by detecting, preventing, and ultimately reversing mutations t...

Full article: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-07-19

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