Jamie Cate and Jennifer Doudna develop chemical compound that halts the production of a small set of proteins while leaving general protein production untouched suggests a new drug search strategy: Find compounds that target undesired proteins before they are even made.
March 21, 2017
The IGI has awarded one of its first two Entrepreneurial Fellowships to Benjamin Oakes, a joint graduate student in the Doudna and Savage labs. Benjamin Oakes plans to improve CRISPR gene replacement. Also receiving the award is Dr. Alex Schultink, who will use the EFP funding to find disease resistance genes in plants.
March 20, 2017
Ken Raymond, who, thanks to a new DOE grant and a successful startup, is finding his retirement busier than expected.
March 16, 2017
Evan Miller discusses how clever molecular design can create a cancer triple threat.
Carol Christ, who joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1970 as an assistant professor of Victorian literature, was confirmed today by the UC Board of Regents as the campus's 11th chancellor.
March 15, 2017
UC Berkeley's Energy Biosciences Institute has entered into a five-year research agreement with Shell International Exploration and Production to fund research that meets the growing demand for energy in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible.
March 11, 2017
Jennifer Doudna, co-inventor of CRISPR Cas9 technology, or the ability to program genes using a special enzyme, spoke about the promises of this technology onstage at SXSW.
March 2, 2017
Berkeley chemistry professor Omar Yaghi and grad student Christian Diercks have paid homage to a critical G.N. Lewis paper a century after its publication. Writing in the March 3 issue of Science magazine, the authors extend Lewis’s 1916 analysis in “The Atom and the Molecule” to covalent-organic frameworks.
February 27, 2017
Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan was awarded a Chancellor’s Citation by Chancellor Nicholas Dirks. Professor Omar M.
February 16, 2017
Newsweek spoke with Doudna about the CRISPR-Cas9 technology ruling and what’s next for her.
February 15, 2017
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
If 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 invention by Chang and Toste may lead to to dramatic improvements in applications from drug development to bioimaging.
February 8, 2017
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
Jennifer 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
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
Art 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 26, 2017
January 25, 2017
Armand 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.