CRISPR / Cas9
The development is expected to revolutionize the improvement processes of agricultural crops
According to the researchers: "The method is indeed very effective, but it is not always safe either. Sometimes chromosomes that have been cut in the procedure fail to recover and the stability of the genome is undermined - something that in the long run may even cause cancer"
New technology offers treatment for the HIV virus through an injection. As part of the research, the researchers succeeded for the first time in the world in engineering type B white blood cells inside the patient's body, so that they secrete antibodies to AIDS. The research was conducted on model animals with great success. All the model animals that received the treatment responded to the injection and had high amounts of the AIDS neutralizing antibody in their blood
The future is already here - researchers at the Hebrew University have succeeded in genetically editing lettuce and making it particularly healthy and rich in nutritional values. Five leaves of the improved lettuce per day will provide the recommended intake of vitamin C for a person
Following the achievements of the project, the Innovation Authority will grant an additional budget to promote the activities of the national association CRISPR-IL, in which Pluristem leads the pharmaceutical group and within which it works in collaboration with other leading parties in the field of genome editing in industry and academia
Researchers from Bar-Ilan University, the Technion and the Interdisciplinary Center have developed an innovative software tool to quantify errors caused during CRISPR editing * will be very helpful in the treatment of cancer patients and diseases requiring gene therapy