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February 27, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, Prof. Omar M. Yaghi. Photo by Brittany Hosea-SmallHer Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan was awarded a Chancellor’s Citation by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. Professor Omar M.

February 15, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer Doudna. Photo by Keegan Houser.The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today ruled that the inventions claimed in the pending U.S.

February 13, 2017

C&EN

Graphic by Yang H Ku,  C&ENIf the CRISPR gene editing system is to live up to its disease-curing potential, researchers must devise a plan to deliver it into the body.

February 9, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Methionine Ligation. Graphic by  Shixian Lin/Berkeley LabBerkeley Lab invention by Chang and Toste may lead to to dramatic improvements in applications from drug development to bioimaging.

February 8, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Thirteen UC Berkeley faculty, seven of them women, are among 47 new investigators chosen by the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub to receive up to $1.5 million each over the next five years to conduct cutting-edge biomedical research — with no strings attached.

February 2, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna  receiving 2017 Japan PrizeJennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier were awarded the Japan Prize today for their invention of the revolutionary gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9, which has swept into research labs around the world and is already yielding new therapies for cancer and hereditary diseases.

January 31, 2017

UC Berkeley News

More than 2,300 faculty from California universities have signed an open letter to the Trump administration calling for sustained action on climate change and urging the president to honor the country’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions as set forth in t

January 27, 2017

LBNL News

Art RosenfeldArt Rosenfeld, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Distinguished Scientist Emeritus  who has been credited with being personally responsible for billions of dollars in energy savings, died Friday at his home in Berkeley, California. He was 90.

January 25, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Reflection of trees in Strawberry Creek. Photo by Keegan Houser.An initiative launched two years ago by UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to develop new disease therapies is expanding into research on the planet’s major crops and poorly understood microbiomes, with plans to invest $125 million in these areas over the next five years.

NAS Online

Paul AlivisatosArmand Paul Alivisatos will receive the 2017 NAS Award in Chemical Sciences. Alivisatos is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, with work that has had important ramifications for the development of renewable energy, biomedical imaging, light-emitting devices, and other fields.

January 10, 2017

Berkeley Research

Jeffrey Long, Kristen Colwell. Photo by Peg Skorpinski.Jeffrey Long's research team with support of Bakar Fellows program focuses on new advances in CO2 capture.

January 9, 2017

December 22, 2016

UC Berkeley News

Jennifer DoudnaUC Berkeley scientists have discovered simple CRISPR systems similar to CRISPR-Cas9 — a gene-editing tool that has revolutionized biology — in previously unexplored bacteria that have eluded efforts to grow them in the laboratory.

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