Online Tools for Molecular Biologists

Doing research in biology can be painstakingly slow, making it difficult to stay focused on the ultimate, most rewarding end goal: successful results. Oftentimes researchers are so engrossed in their projects that they forget the myriad resources available to them to help them be more efficient scientists. Ranging from visual aids to tools that predict things for…

CRISPR CasMINE

Imagine if somebody patented the book. Or a nut-and-bolt. This is how Tony Fong of Genome Web Daily news would compare the patenting the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology, recently awarded to the Broad Institute. In the same way that any modern mechanics would be impossible without the use of basic tools, the future of cost-effective…

CRISPR engulfed in Intellectual Property debacle. What will this fight mean for the future of Synbio?

The United Kingdom’s Independent has released details of a debate amongst the originators of the CRISPR method of genome engineering continuing to rage this May. This battle for the monetary spoils of such a tremendous scientific advancement has gripped former colleagues at premier institutions on two continents. As the French team of Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier…