Scientists Aim Gene-targeting Breakthrough Against COVID-19

June 12, 2020 | Biotechnology

Today, Lab.Equipment has curated a new Biotech article published from ScienceDaily just for you:

A team of scientists from Stanford University is working with researchers at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility located at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), to develop a gene-targeting, antiviral agent against COVID-19.

Last year, Stanley Qi, an assistant professor in the departments of bioengineering, and chemical and systems biology at Stanford University and his team had begun working on a technique called PAC-MAN -- or Prophylactic Antiviral CRISPR in human cells -- that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to fight influenza.But that all changed in January, when news of the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. Qi and his team were... Read more at the ScienceDaily Blog.

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