The next global Biojournal club is this Thursday, Aug 22nd at 5:30pm PST. The session will be held via zoom.us. If you are interested in participating, please make a zoom.us account if you have not done so already.
We can also send you 2 short papers on CRISPR applications. Derek Jacoby will discuss one of them, and Nina will go through the other.
Nina DiPrimo, Post Doc at UC Berkeley, Biocoder Journal editor and Berkeley Biolabs Founding Partner will be leading the discussion and will be the primary contact if you have any questions.
More info on CRISPR's from Wikipedia:
CRISPRs (Clustered Regularly Interspaced ShortPalindromic Repeats) are loci containing multiple short direct repeats that are found in the genomes of approximately 40% of sequenced bacteria and 90% of sequenced archaea. CRISPR functions as a prokaryotic immune system, in that it confers resistance to exogenous genetic elements such asplasmids and phages.The CRISPR system provides a form of acquired immunity. Short segments of foreign DNA, called spacers, are incorporated into the genome between CRISPR repeats, and serve as a 'memory' of past exposures. CRISPR spacers are then used to recognize and silence exogenous genetic elements in a manner analogous to RNAi in eukaryotic organisms.