Widnes Scibar @ the Hillcrest Hotel
Molecular Surgery with CRISPR-Cas9
Hillcrest Hotel, Cronton Lane
Widnes, WA8 9AR
7.30 pm, Wed 14th February 2018
Professor of Biochemistry, Sheffield University
CRISPR-Cas9 is a recently developed molecular technique that can be used to remove or to replace a defective gene with a functioning one. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. These are short, repetitive sequences in our genomic DNA that are spread throughout the genome. Cas is a protein that acts as molecular scissors.
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