CRISPR-Cas Current Affairs - 2020

What is CRISPR test?

India’s first CRISPR test for COVID-19 has been launched by the TATA group. It has been named ‘Feluda’, the TATA CRISPER (Clustered Regulatory Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) COVID-19 test.  The test recently received regulatory approvals for the commercial roll out from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI). Key Facts The Tata CRISPR test is Read More…

CRISPR (CaS9)-The Gene Editing Tool used to treat blindness for the first time

The Gene Editing Tool called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) has been used for the first time to treat blindness. However, doctors claimed that it will take a month to check if the vision of the patient has restored. This has been achieved at the Oregon University, Portland, USA. What is CRISPR? It Read More…

Scientists create world’s smallest data recorder from bacteria

Researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre (CUMC) in US have converted natural bacterial immune system into the world’s smallest data recorder. The researchers modified an ordinary laboratory strain of ubiquitous human gut microbe (bacteria) Escherichia coli (E Coli) which enabled it to record their interactions with environment and also time-stamp events. Key Facts The microscopic Read More…