Presenter Information

Alexander Jones
Yijing Chen

Location

Kent State University at Trumbull Campus

Start Date

12-4-2017 12:00 AM

Abstract

Genomic engineering is direct manipulation of an organism’s genome (DNA) to alter its characteristics. It enables scientists to

• Study gene functions

• Model human diseases

• Correct mutations in diseased cells and tissues

• Control infectious diseases • Increase crop production…

The Challenge

• Most multicellular organisms’ genomes are vast. For example, each human cell contains ~ 6 billion base- pairs of DNA!

• It’s extremely time-consuming and expensive to generate precise and targeted modifications in complex genomes using conventional tools

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CRISPR/CAS System, Mother Nature’s Gift for Genomic Engineering

Kent State University at Trumbull Campus

Genomic engineering is direct manipulation of an organism’s genome (DNA) to alter its characteristics. It enables scientists to

• Study gene functions

• Model human diseases

• Correct mutations in diseased cells and tissues

• Control infectious diseases • Increase crop production…

The Challenge

• Most multicellular organisms’ genomes are vast. For example, each human cell contains ~ 6 billion base- pairs of DNA!

• It’s extremely time-consuming and expensive to generate precise and targeted modifications in complex genomes using conventional tools