Genetics, CRISPR, What It Means To You!
Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 to Thursday, November 29th, 2018, 4:00 pm at Quail Point Lodge- Tickets $35.00
CRISPR Opens New Medical Treatment Doors - An Example
'Genome Surgery' ...
May be the next big thing in treating illnesses of many types.
Delaney Van Riper, 19, was born with a rare disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT). Picture Credit: Steve Babuljak
Van Riper was born with a rare disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, which gradually destroys her nerve cells' ability to relay messages between her brain and muscles, causing her to slowly lose control of her limbs and her muscles to waste.
"Imagine a world where people go to the doctor, and they get their genome sequenced and learn they have a genetic disorder," says CRISPR-Cas9 inventor Jennifer Doudna, who pioneered the first CRISPR applications in her UC Berkeley lab in 2012. "And instead of telling them they need to live with that disorder, we have the technology that can actually treat them? – ?potentially even cure them."
Dr. David Threadgill
Dr. David Threadgill is Director of the Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences, a Distinguished University Professor and holds the McMullin Chair of Genetics at the University. What is CRISPR medical technology? The cutting edge for disease treatment & therapy.
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