Rewriting the Genome Using CRISPR and Synthetic Biology

The CRISPR/Cas9 system has emerged as one of the leading tools for modifying genomes of organisms ranging from E. coli to humans. Additionally, the simple gene targeting mechanism of CRISPR technology has been modified and adapted to other applications that include gene regulation, detection of intercellular trafficking, and pathogen detection. With a wealth of methods for introducing Cas9 and gRNAs into cells, it can be challenging to decide where to start. In this presentation, Dr Adam Clore describes the CRISPR mechanism and some of the most prominent uses for CRISPR, along with methods where IDT technologies can assist scientists in designing, testing, and executing a variety of CRISPR-mediated experiments.