CRISPR/Cas9: From Bacterial Defense to Gene Editing Revolution

Friday August 26, 7pm

Scarlet City Espresso Bar, Emeryville

With Alexandra Seletsky

CRISPR/Cas9 is making headlines as a groundbreaking tool for genome editing.  But what was the original purpose of this enzyme and how does it work? What is a “CRISPR” and who knew that bacteria get sick? Join us for a conversation on bacterial immune systems and how a single protein has become the hottest new tool in biology.

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