Our CRISPR research is featured in the JHU magazine!

CRISPR lets scientists edit our genetic source code. This is going to be interesting.

Molecular biologist Geraldine Seydoux tinkers with worm DNA like a home stager preps a living room. Students call her the worm guru, but to a primitive organism called C. elegans, a transparent nematode that grows to about 1 mm in length, she’s more or less a god. Using CRISPR-Cas9, a revolutionary gene-editing technique, Seydoux can delete, replace, or reprogram a nematode gene at will—and then step back and observe the result.

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