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Synbio profile interview – Michele Fabris

Michele-Fabris.jpg.pngDr Michele Fabris is a CSIRO Synthetic Biology FPS Fellow, working on a diverse group of microalgae called diatoms. He is a core member of the Algal Biosystems and Biotechnology group led by Prof. Peter Ralph in Climate Change Cluster, of the University of Technology Sydney (C3:UTS), and a CSIRO Visiting Scientist in the group of A/Prof. Claudia Vickers. Michele completed his Ph.D. in 2013, where he worked on the reconstruction of diatom metabolic networks, and characterised novel aspects of diatom metabolism. Twitter handle: @fabrismichele

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CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing: from Cancer Treatment to Agriculture

by Jestin George

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CRISPR-Cas9 editing of the genome from NIH image gallery (Creative Commons CC2.0 from Flickr)

In 2012 the first evidence of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing was published and since then, almost 4000 CRISPR-Cas9 articles have followed. From fundamental research to applications in biotechnology, agriculture, health care, pest control, and synthetic biology, there is no doubt that CRISPR systems will revolutionise both biological research and indeed, technology, as we know it. Continue reading “CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing: from Cancer Treatment to Agriculture”