Introduction to the CRISPR Advance Certificate Program Copy

Welcome to the new exciting course on CRISPR technology! We thank you for providing us the opportunity to be an integral part of your learning experience. We promise to make your experience unique and enriching.

Advancements in genetics and molecular biology drive etiological and clinical research. Genetics as a subject came into prominence with the works of Gregor Mendel during the mid of 19th century. With technological development, the molecular basis of genetics has gradually unfolded and their correlation with human diseases has become more understandable.

The development of genome editing technology since the end of the 1900s has helped researchers to identify the single gene that may be linked to a particular disease in an organism. The capacity to edit DNA or RNA presented a new frontier in genome editing. However, the breakthrough discovery of the clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) technology has revolutionised the concept of genome editing and have accelerated biotechnology and biomedical research. It not only offers a simplified approach to gene editing but allows scientists to manipulate genomes like never before.

Although initially discovered in prokaryotes and archaea as an integral component of their self-defence mechanism against bacteriophages, the CRISPR/Cas system has an immense prospect of becoming the leading tool in medical research, and research in industrial biology, agriculture, and biofuel in the future.

This course has been curated by leading experts to assist you in developing a strong foundation in CRISPR technology. The course adopts a simplified approach in presenting complex and advanced topics, to assist you in understanding the concepts easily and for a lifetime. The captivating integrated multimedia and illustrations in the course will make your learning experience unforgettable. So grab your seat and relax, while we take you through the unique and fascinating journey of CRISPR technology.