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 including among others 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 will be out there in the future. And we will gather information in explainers and overview articles and continuosly update our comprehensive overview of the gene editing clinical trials for 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 specialized 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 looks forward to 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.
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.