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DESKGEN

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DESKGEN

Imagine a world where HIV can be deleted from human T cells; where terminally ill cancer patients can be cured; where infected mosquitos can be stopped from spreading malaria. It sounds like far-future science, but these medical innovations are within reach thanks to CRISPR, a technology that allows scientists to cut, paste, and delete genes from any organism. Though that service has been around since 2013, only a few hundred experts had the skills to take full advantage. DESKGEN, launched in 2015, makes it possible for scientists to design CRISPR experiments from their own computers, by outsourcing key elements of each procedure to relevant specialist labs in an ever-growing partnership network.

Creators: Ayokunmi Ajetunmobi, Leigh Brody, Ben Corser, Matt Couch, Victor Dillard, Riley Doyle, Neil Humphreys-Kirilov, Kris Kancleris, Paul Kiddle, Edward Perello, Diana Sacuiu, Sarah Jane Skeete, Joseph Wolanski
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