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October 6, 2017

October 3, 2017

Berkeley News

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have engineered a new way to deliver CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology inside cells and have demonstrated in mice that the technology can repair the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a severe muscle-wasting disease.

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October 2, 2017

Chemistry World

Envisioning chemistry seriesBeauty of chemistry brought to light in amazing new video series by Yan Liang. (Image courtesy of Wenting Zhu/Envisioning Chemistry.)

September 28, 2017

photo of blood sample being taken The University of California, Berkeley has joined forces with pharmaceutical giant Novartis to establish a new research collaboration aimed at unlocking difficult drug targets to accelerate the discovery of new medicines in areas such as infectious diseases and cancer.

September 27, 2017

September 20, 2017

Berkeley News

Cas9 VectorsScientists at the University of California, Berkeley and Massachusetts General Hospital have identified a key region within the Cas9 protein that governs how accurately CRISPR-Cas9 homes in on a target DNA sequence, and have tweaked it to produce a hyper-accurate gene editor with

September 19, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Schematic of a new catalyst.Peidong Yang and fellow Berkeley Lab scientists discover critical role of nanoparticle transformation.

September 14, 2017

Paula T. Hammond, MIT

The College of Chemistry is very pleased to announce that Dr. Paula Hammond, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering at MIT, will present this year’s Dow Chemical lecture series on Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley. The lectures will be held on the Berkeley campus September 18th and 20th.

September 12, 2017

Omar Yaghi with his research group

UC Berkeley’s College of Chemistry Professor Omar M. Yaghi has been selected to receive the 2017 Japan Society of Coordination Chemistry (JSCC) International Award.

The Daily Californian

Paul AlivisatosAlivisatos is one of the most experienced administrators on a campus -- a campus professor of chemistry who previously served as the campus vice chancellor for research, Alivisatos was also director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory from 2009-16.

September 11, 2017

Berkeley News

Jeffrey R. LongTwo years ago, Jeffrey Long accidentally stumbled across a cooperative adsorbent when he created a MOF that adsorbed carbon dioxide far better than other materials.

September 5, 2017

Berkeley Lab

Peidong YangPeidong Yang and fellow scientists have developed a new recipe for creating synthesis gas mixtures, or syngas, that involves adding a pinch of copper atoms sprinkled atop a gold surface.

August 28, 2017

The Aspen Institute

Jennifer Doudna at Aspen Ideas FestivalCRISPR is the cheapest, simplest, and most effective way of manipulating DNA. It has the power to give us the cure to HIV, genetic diseases, and some cancers. It could even help address the world's hunger crisis. But, it may result in unforeseen consequences. The technology could lead to intentionally mutating embryos to create "better" humans.

August 24, 2017

Thomas MaimoneAssistant Professor of Chemistry Thomas Maimone has been awarded the 2017 National Fresenius Award sponsored by Phi Lambda Upsilon, the National Chemistry Honor Society.

August 23, 2017

UC Berkeley News

Peidong YangChemists Peidong Yang and Kelsey Sakimoto have turned bacteria into efficient solar collectors to convert carbon dioxide into acetic acid, which serves as food for other bacteria producing useful fuels and chemicals.

August 22, 2017

GenomeWeb

Jennifer DoudnaJennifer Doudna and Feng Zhang have received separate grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute for CRISPR technology-based projects they both say have the potential to advance the tool's usefulness for human health purposes.

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.