Yale Splash is a teaching plaform where students, professors and researchers from Yale Unversity and other institutions lecture about various topics. I got to learn about regenerative medicine and neuroscience, among others. Read on for my notes on this wonderful event.
Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.
Cheese is a staple food in many cultures. There are a wide variety of cheese, made using different ingredients and techniques. CRISPR technique has been used to improve the quality of the cheese.
I found this interesting article from the United States Government Accountability Office blog about using CRISPR gene editing techniques to create new fast diagnostics test kits for identifying COVID-19 viruses.
How I started studying about genetics after I started looking for cure of a type of cancer that afflicted my grandma.