#12: CRISPR/Cas9: A gene editing revolution with Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier
By Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
In what has been hailed as the discovery of the century, Emmanuelle Charpentier and her colleagues unraveled the molecular machinery of bacterial immune systems and repurposed them into the powerful CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology. Since 2012, CRISPR has taken the world by storm, transcending all branches of the biomedical and life sciences. Today, Dr. Charpentier shares the story behind this breakthrough with us, as well as the potential for CRISPR/Cas9 in therapies for diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegeneration.