Advances in CRISPR-Cas9 technology has greatly expanded a biologist’s molecular toolbox, something which has revolutionized cell biological research. In fact, scientists are now using CRISPR-Cas9 to engineer the genome in a number of ways, which until recently, was not even conceivable: from turning genes on/off and inserting therapeutic genes in specific sites to removing pathogenic DNA sequences and repairing genetic mutations.
Suffice it to say, CRISPR-Cas9 technology has transformed the world of biological research, which has enabled scientists to use genome editing in a number of cell types and organisms, allowing them to modify specific genes to ‘interrogate’ fundamental cellular pathways.
At CBE, we do scientific research in the cellular engineering, biotechnology and genome editing fields; the latter of which includes genome engineering and amplification. We also conduct biological research in: