Adding a 'switch' to Cas9 to make CRISPR gene editing safer
Researchers have come up with a “switch” mechanism that could keep the Cas9 enzyme turned off until it reaches its target site to avoid unintended off-target effects.
The Wolf Foundation in Israel announced that John Hartwig and Stephen Buchwald of MIT had been jointly awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Chemistry for “independently harnessing cross coupling for the making of carbon-heteroatom bonds."
Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in advanced electronics.
Frances Arnold admits it will be an emotional moment Friday when, as winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, she’ll be the featured attraction at UC Berkeley for a Dean’s Dinner and reception.