About CRISPR Medicine News
Medicine is changing. Get ready for it.
At CRISPR Medicine News we focus on topics related to gene therapy and genome editing using CRISPR for the treatment of human diseases. We strive to bring the best and most interesting interviews and news on everything related to this exciting and rapidly emerging field.
We write about CRISPR – the reagents, delivery methods, safety, quality control, clinical trials, standards and best practices, through in-depth interviews with researchers and specialists in academia, pharma companies and regulatory units working with CRISPR within the human disease field.
You will of course also meet the other genome editing tools like the Zinc Finger Nucleases, TALENs and MegaNucleases and any new variants that may emerge in the future. We will gather information in explainers and overview articles and continuosly update our comprehensive overview of the gene editing clinical trials for the treatment of genetic diseases.
Our Mission is short and simple: We want to foster innovation and collaboration in the field of gene therapy and genome editing by bringing better access to information and ideas.
We’re created by COBO Technologies
CRISPR Medicine News is part of CRISPR Medicine Media Aps – owned by COBO Technologies, a Danish company specialised in quality control services and products in genome editing.
CRISPR Medicine News is editorially independent and managed by the experienced editor within the life science field, Rasmus Kragh Jakobsen.
All content is non-commercial and based on well-researched and well-documented information.
Intellectual property rights
Unless otherwise indicated, the content on the CRISPR Medicine News site is copyright of the CRISPR Medicine News.
Rasmus Kragh Jakobsen
Editor in Chief
Rasmus studied biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen.
Though he has a deep affection for Drosophila and developmental biology he found an even deeper satisfaction swapping the Gilson pipette for a keyboard.
His editorial career began in 2001 as the science editor at the Danish daily Information and he has been writing and editing about science, technology, and society ever since.
Karen O’Hanlon Cohrt PhD.
Science Writer and Editor
Karen joined CRISPR Medicine News in March 2020. She hails from Ireland where she obtained an Honours Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences and a PhD in Biotechnology (graduated 2011). Karen has a strong and broad research background, developed through a decade of work in various academic and startup labs in Ireland and Denmark. During her research career, she worked with yeast, filamentous fungi, bacteria, plants, moth larvae and mammalian cells, and has tried everything from Sanger sequencing to genetically modifying disease-causing fungi.
Karen is passionate about learning, asking questions and sharing knowledge with others - attributes that motivate her to write about many aspects of science for everyone from scientists to the next-door neighbor. She enjoys being a part of CRISPR Medicine News and hopes that with her broad research background and inquisitive nature she can bring some exciting stories and stimulate interesting discussions about CRISPR with featured scientists as well as readers.
Gorm has a Ph.D. in Cell Biology and has worked as a freelance science journalist since 2001. With more than 500 feature articles in magazines, books and on the web, he covers most natural and technical sciences including medicine, neurology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, computer science and technology. Moreover, he is experienced with website management, newsletter production and in-house design of scientific brochures. Gorm is member of the board in Danish Science Journalists Association.
Iro Efthymia Pappa
Iro studies Engineering in biotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark with the aim to get her specialization in protein engineering. She enjoys working at CRISPR Medicine News, because she gets to have a front seat at revolutionary changes in disease therapy through the application of biotechnology.
She has experience working with multidisciplinary project, speaks three languages and has worked for several years in her nutrition practise before coming to Denmark.
Nethe Vejrup Pedersen
Nethe Pedersen is from a small country-side town in Jutland, Denmark, and freshly graduated from college. She majored in biotechnology and chemistry, and her final paper was about CRISPR-Cas9 gene therapy and the advantages as well as disadvantages. Nethe is passionate about new insights and learning experiences. She enjoys being part of CRISPR Medicine News, where she can follow the frontier developments in the fast-moving and exciting CRISPR field.
Lasse V Jørgensen
Lasse joined CRISPR Medicine News in August 2020. He has a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Computational Biomedicine at University of Southern Denmark. Lasse is passionate about the therapeutic applications of genome editing and has hands-on experience with applying genome editing tools for the development of CAR T cells.