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CRISPR and… Science Literacy Week!

In celebration of Science Literacy Week, Annick Press is doing a giveaway! Enter to win a copy of CRISPR and a virtual classroom visit with yours truly! Annick Press has been awesome at helping me get the word out about CRISPR. They are a marketing machine! I don’t like being behind the camera but they […]

CRISPR and CORONAVIRUS

As I write this post, we still don’t really know. But here are some ways scientists are using CRISPR to fight the coronavirus that causes Covid-19: 1. TESTING As I mentioned in my brief post titled CRISPR and COVID, the first test for Covid-19 using CRISPR was approved for use in the US by the […]

CRISPR and SPACE

Sound like something from a low budget science fiction film? Maybe. But let’s take a look at what kinds of changes might be necessary for humans to be able to live happily ever after somewhere far, far away.  BECOMING ALIEN There are lots of things we’d have to consider in adapting ourselves to life on […]

CRISPR and VISION

LCA10 Leber’s congenital amaurosis (LCA) is the leading cause of blindness in childhood. The symptoms of LCA vary, but most people born with the condition are legally blind. They may only be able to differentiate between dark and light and see limited movement. There are several types of LCA. Type 10 is caused by a […]

CRISPR and CATS

ALLERGIES Over 10% of people are allergic to cats. For them, the gentle purr of a feline friend comes with anything from sneezing and sniffling to skin rashes and asthma. So what do you do if you love cats (or hate mice) but can’t breathe when Fluffy is around? The options are limited: Antihistamines (pills […]