CRISPR gene-editing technique 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 for first time store small movie clip in DNA of living bacteria

Scientists from Harvard Medical School for first time have encoded a small movie clip in the DNA of living bacterial cells and then played it back. They had used the CRISPR gene-editing technique to encode and retrieve reconstructed frames of a classic 1870s racehorse in motion sequence of photos into the genome of common gut Read More…