Cas9: one protein to rule them all As we hail CRISPR/Cas as the most versatile, easy to design genome editing tool, as CRISPR in every form and color wins media attention, it is very easy to forget that the true workhorse in this system is an unimposing enzyme: Cas9.
The Road to the Personal Genome IEEE Spectrum // February 2010. A simple table design on how the cost of sequencing a genome is getting lower and lower. You could do a basic line chart of the same thing, but I wanted the numbers to catch your eye and scale smaller and smaller as you go down the list. The DNA image is from iStock.
Broad tool to bust open DNA research. A new tool has taken scientists beyond the 1 percent of DNA usually searched for disease-causing gene mutations and into lesser-known territory, which could help interpret genomic test results and open doors to countless new treatments for common diseases such as Alzheimer’s, diabetes and lupus.