WATCH: Inside a CRISPR Lab
Lab Notes: A New Class Brings CRISPR to the People
Berkeley is teaching the public how to edit genes. But are we ready? The announcement came in June. Berkeley Extension, the continuing education arm of UC Berkeley, was offering its first-ever introductory course—CRISPR Genome Editing: From Biology to Technology—on the revolutionary new tool that allows scientists to make precise edits in the genome. A lab […]
Meet CRISPR: Humanity’s Shiny New Tool
A technology we took from bacteria is poised to transform our world. One of biology’s wilder facts is that we’re all family. You and me, sure, but also me and a mushroom. Triceratops shared genes with you. So does the virus that makes you cough, and a rosebush. Bacteria left us on the tree of […]
WATCH: The Bones of the CampanileBy Marica Petrey
There’s more to dusty old bones than meets the eye. For more on what fossils can teach us about climate change and evolution, watch Part 2, What’s in a Fossil?