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Reactions to the CRISPR human embryo paper

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

A paper published online yesterday in Nature (and ‘leaked’ a week ago by the MIT Technology Review) describes the use of CRISPR in human embryos to correct a mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The work has hit the headlines and sparked debate about its utility and implications. Collated below are responses from the field (or[…]

The 7th International EMT Meeting (Oct. 11-14, 2015; Melbourne, Australia)

Posted by on April 21st, 2015

The 7th International EMT Meeting will be held in Melbourne, Australia in October 2015. The meeting has been a key venue for bringing together developmental, cell and cancer biologists and has recently increased the presence of stem cell and modeling-related topics. Meeting name: TEMTIA-VII: The EMT (Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition) International Association Meeting VII Web Link:[…]

Postdoctoral scientist position in Genome Editing in Xenopus at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available in the Horb Laboratory of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory (http://www.mbl.edu/horb/). The position will focus on the creation of Xenopus models of human disease through the generation of mutants using CRISPR/Cas and TALENs and to work on developing and[…]

Recombine to get better

Posted by on September 6th, 2010

Recently a paper in Science caught my attention since its title combines the words mitotic recombination with patients and Ichthyosis. Having worked with Drosophila during my PhD and now being in a vertebrate lab, I’m well aware of the existence of tools to induce mitotic recombination to generate somatic clones of mutant cells in certain[…]