Your missing links are here (26 June 2020)

Some of the best stuff we picked up around the Internet

By: Rasmus Kragh Jakobsen - Jun. 26, 2020

Top picks




  • UC Riverside engineers are using supercomputers to investigate rapid, CRISPR-based COVID-19 tests.
  • CRISPR-Cas9 screen reveals host genes that aid SARS-CoV-2 infection. The discovery could assist in the development of new therapies, and reveal why some people are more susceptible to COVID-19 than others.
  • How medicine makers personal and professional lives have changed over the course of the COVID-19 crisis. Featuring Simon Tyler at CatSci, Nick Shackley at Johnson Matthey, Chris Lowe at Horizon Discovery, and Andrew Bulpin at Merck.

Clinical trials

Vision and opinion

  • World Economic Forum 17 bids on how technology could change the world by 2025, including from Rahul Dhanda, Co-Founder and CEO of Sherlock Biosciences. »Engineering biology, machine learning and the sharing economy will establish a framework for decentralising the healthcare continuum, moving it from institutions to the individual.« We recently interviewed Dhanda about the first-ever FDA-approved CRISPR kit for COVID19 detection.
  • The Conversation: Gene therapy and CRISPR strategies for curing blindness (Yes, you read that right).


Heh, huh, wow

  • Meet the family working with scientists to fight rare diseases with CRISPR therapy. Video [04:43 min].


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