Peering Into The CRISPR Crystal Ball

CRISPR has come a long way since it burst into the public imagination in the last decade. Here’s a glimpse of the top trends in gene editing for 2020 and beyond.

AsianScientist (Oct. 12, 2020) – With the recent Nobel Prize in Chemistry recognizing the achievements of CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, all eyes are now on the gene editing technology. Since the fateful 2012 paper detailing its potential to rewrite the code of life, CRISPR has already ushered in a new age of biotechnology and surely, there’ll be more innovations to come.

From new variants of Cas9—otherwise known as the molecular scissors of the CRISPR-Cas9 duo—to kill switches aptly called anti-CRISPR proteins, find out about what’s next for CRISPR in the infographic below.

Crystal ball

This infographic was first published in the July 2020 print version of Asian Scientist Magazine.

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A molecular biologist by training, Kami Navarro left the sterile walls of the laboratory to pursue a Master of Science Communication from the Australian National University. Kami is the former science editor at Asian Scientist Magazine.

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