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August 18, 2017

Wired Magazine

Jennifer DoudnaOn Wednesday and Thursday (August 16-17, 2017) UC Berkeley welcomed about 300 people—scientists, CEOs, farmers, regulators, conservationists, and interested citizens—to its campus to take a hard look at the wünderenzyme known as Cas9.

August 16, 2017

August 14, 2017

Berkeley News

Farmer on tractor spraying fieldsElemental sulfur, the most heavily used pesticide in California, may harm the respiratory health of children living near farms that use the pesticide, according to new research led by UC Berkeley.

August 10, 2017

Berkeley News

Eric NeuscammanLin Lin, an assistant professor of mathematics, and Eric Neuscamman, an assistant professor of chemistry, have received 2017 Early Career Research Program awards from the Department of Energy to further their work on new materials.

August 9, 2017

August 2, 2017

NY Times

Jennifer Doudna"It feels a bit like a 'one small step for (hu)mans, one giant leap for (hu)mankind' moment," Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist who helped discover the gene-editing method used, called CRISPR-Cas9, said in an email.

July 31, 2017

July 26, 2017

July 24, 2017

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaThe paper, which will be published online July 20 in Science by Jennifer Doudna and her research group, used electron microscopy and X-ray crystallography, performed at the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, and the HHMI electron microscope facility at UC Berkeley, to capture structures of Cas1-Cas2 in the act of inserting viral DNA into the C

July 21, 2017

Los Angeles Times

Berkeley professor Jennifer Doudna Jennifer Doudna faces an uncommon challenge for a scientist at the top of her form and the forefront of her field: While she watches her work produce "breathtaking" advances in the understanding of human biology, she's struggling with its ethical implications for indiv

July 19, 2017

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Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaWith one eye on potential bioterrorism threats, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency today announced $65 million in funding to seven projects around the country – including one led by UC Berkeley – to improve the safety and accuracy of gene editing.

July 17, 2017

Berkeley Lab

JBEI buildingThe Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), led by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), was selected as one of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers (BRCs) to receive funding in support of innovative research on biofuels and bioproducts. DOE is awarding the four centers a total of $40 million.

Forbes

John Hartwig's SNAP Deconvolution diagramJohn Hartwig, and post-doc Konstantin Troshin came up with a quick and easy way to trial and analyze those interactions using an Excel spreadsheet and equipment most chemists already have in their labs.

July 12, 2017

Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaResearch now shows that the countermeasure viruses came up with — inhibitory proteins referred to as anti-CRISPRs — can be used to improve CRISPR-Cas9 as a gene-therapy tool, decreasing off-target gene editing that could cause unwanted side effects.

July 7, 2017

June 26, 2017

C&EN

George Pimentel teaching at UC BerkeleyGroundbreaking research conducted in the 1960s that led to the development of an infrared spectrometer that flew aboard the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft was designated a National Historic Chemical Landmark during a ceremony on May 15 at the University of California, Berkeley.

Berkeley Lab

Nanowires shown emitting different colors. Principal investigator Peidong Yang, senior faculty scientist at Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences Division, find tunable halide perovskites could usher in new generation of optoelectronic devices.

June 20, 2017

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna Intellia Therapeutics received notice from China's State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) that it will grant the company a broad patent covering CRISPR/Cas9 single-guide gene-editing methods and compositions.