CRISPR: Editing our genetic instructions | Rachel Haurwitz | TEDxSanFrancisco
In her talk Rachel explains what CRISPR is and the variety applications it can already be used for. She is also making sure we have elements allowing us all to fully understand what it means and how we can and should all be part of the CRISPR conversation.
Rachel is a co-founder of Caribou Biosciences and has been President and CEO since its inception. She has a research background in CRISPR-Cas biology, and in 2014, she was named by Forbes Magazine to the “30 Under 30” list in Science and Healthcare. She is also a co-founder of Intellia Therapeutics where she is a member of the board of directors. Rachel is an inventor on several patents and patent applications covering multiple CRISPR-derived technologies, and she has co-authored scientific papers in high impact journals characterizing CRISPR-Cas systems. Rachel earned an A.B. in Biological Sciences from Harvard College, and received a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley.
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