Trevor Martin, CEO of Mammoth Biosciences, talks about the science behind CRISPR diagnostics, and what Mammoth is doing to bring it to consumers in the next decade.
Andrew Porterfield is a scientific marketing consultant, science journalist, and all around science communicator. We caught up with Andrew to discuss the latest news about how CRISPR is impacting the agriculture industry and how the various regulatory decisions related to this technology may shape its use and adoption in different parts of the world.
Alison Van Eenennaam is a geneticist at UC Davis, primarily interested in using CRISPR and other DNA-based biotechnologies in cattle production and agricultural systems. Learn about her exciting projects, ranging from "All Boys" cattle to hornless dairy cows, and the technical difficulties of working with large mammals in this episode.
Gene drives have frequently been in the news in the past few years. In this episode, we discuss what exactly gene drives are, their applications, and how scientists are ensuring that they are used responsibly. Tune in to hear what researchers Anna Buchman from UCSD and Kevin Esvelt from MIT had to say.
Dr. Ania Wronski, Product Manager for the Engineered Cells portfolio at Synthego, discusses how their new engineered cells products are enabling CRISPR access to researchers worldwide. Learn about the different ways in which researchers use knockout cell pools & their advantages over RNAi.
What do you think of when you hear the term "transgenic animal"? The hippogriff from Harry Potter? A mouse model to study diabetes? Kevin and Minu discuss what transgenic animals are, how they are used in research, and how CRISPR has changed the transgenic game. After listening, head over to The Bench blog to read more about CRISPR and transgenic animals.
It's not every day you get to meet one of your idols! Minu and Kevin caught up with Carl Zimmer, an award-winning New York Times columnist and science journalist. Minu chatted with Zimmer and got a rare behind-the-scenes glimpse into his latest book "She Has Her Mother's Laugh" and discussed his views on CRISPR and genomics.
Reed Kelso, Head of Cell Engineering Research and Applications at Synthego, is a bio-wizard. In this episode, Kevin & Minu catch up with Reed about his role at Synthego and the day-to-day operations at the fast paced start-up. Reed talks about the revolutionary engineered cells products that he and his team recently launched & the hard work behind this amazing achievement. He also speculates about the future applications of CRISPR; his bets are on CRISPR making a massive splash in agriculture!