Talkin Immunology with BioLegend

CRISPR and the Game of Patents

April 10, 2015

Description: CRISPR is an amazing technology originally discovered in bacteria as a defense mechanism against invading foreign genetic material. Researchers are now repurposing this for useful applications in like increasing crop size and treating diseases like HIV and cancer. There’s a battle brewing over the CRISPR patents with millions in funds (and profit) at stake. Who will win own the rights to CRISPR technology? And is this work ethical?

Purified anti-CRISPR (CAS9) Antibody

Immunity in Bacteria

How CRISPR/Cas9 Works

CRISPR Applications

A cure for HIV?

Who owns the patents on CRISPR?

Moral/Safety implications