CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Engineering Technology Inventor Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier at HKUST 25th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series

Emmanuelle Charpentier

Prof Emmanuelle Charpentier talks about “The Transformative CRISPR-Cas9 Technology in Genome Engineering: Lessons Learned from Bacteria” at HKUST 25th Anniversary Distinguished Speakers Series.

“RNA-programmable CRISPR-Cas9 system could be useful as a versatile system for genome editing in cells of all three kingdoms of life for biotechnological, biomedical and gene-therapeutic purposes.  The technology could open up whole new opportunities in biomedical gene therapies,” Prof Charpentier said.  As demonstrated by a large number of studies published over the last two years, DNA targeting by CRISPR-Cas9 has been quickly and broadly adopted by the scientific community to edit and silence genomes in a large variety of cells and organisms, including human cells, plants and mice.

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