JoVE Playlist: Understanding CRISPR, the Nobel Prize–Winning Genetic Tool

Supriya Kamath, JoVE Writer | 3 min read
Supriya Kamath, JoVE Writer | 3 min read

On October 7th, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna were awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on developing the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool. This method allows researchers to target and alter specific sequences of DNA with high precision; since its introduction eight years ago, it has contributed to significant developments in medicine, molecular biology, and other research areas. 

To celebrate this revolutionary technology, our team of Ph.D.’s has curated a new playlist of JoVE videos that supports educational and research activities related to the use of CRISPR/Cas9. Until October 31st, 2020, all the videos in this playlist can be viewed in full without a JoVE subscription. 

Comprising 41 videos from JoVE Journal, JoVE Science Education, and JoVE Core, this playlist covers the foundations of CRISPR/Cas 9, how to use it in gene editing, as well as step-by-step laboratory demonstrations of basic/advanced techniques for its use in:

— Cancer research
— HIV research
— Tweaking the disease genome
— In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
— Plant biotechnology
— Stem cell applications

Check out the full CRISPR/Cas9 playlist here. Share it with students, colleagues, or others looking to learn more about this genetic tool, its implementation, or its applications!

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