Gene-editing ‘scissors’ and antibiotics resistance: Learn more at Jan. 14 Tech Council webinar

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Gene-editing ‘scissors’ and antibiotics resistance: Learn more at Jan. 14 Tech Council webinar

January 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

A biological tool that may improve crops, make mosquitoes resistant to malaria and treat genetic diseases could also help fight against the growing problem of human resistance to antibiotics. Learn more about CRISPR from Wisconsin scientists 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, during a live webinar.

Panelists are Dr. Jo Handelsman, director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the UW-Madison, and Dr. Krishanu Saha, associate professor at the UW-Madison. Saha’s lab is using CRISPR and other tools to engineer new cell and genetic therapies. Handelsman is known for her work around antibiotics resistance, which is on the rise globally as microorganisms develop defenses against methods devised to kill them.

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