BUSRP partners with CHE for call on genome-editing technology

CHE-new-logoIn April, BUSRP partnered with the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) for a call on CRISPR-Cas9, the genome-editing technology that has provided unprecedented opportunity for new fundamental understanding in biology. The call was entitled “The Skinny on Gene Editing: Where Genomic Technologies Meet Environmental Health” and nearly 100 people registered for the call to learn from two experts in the field.

Dr. Mark Hahn (Project 4) of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and BUSRP and Dr. Chris Vulpe of the University of Florida, Gainesville in the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology spoke on the call, moderated by Dr. Wendy Heiger-Bernays (RTC). Dr. Hahn and Dr. Vulpe are using CRISPR technology to understand the role of genes in controlling the sensitivity or resistance of humans and wildlife to environmental chemicals, including those found at Superfund sites.

Couldn’t tune in? The call was recorded and slides are available for download. Visit the event page to learn more and check out additional resources.

This call is 15th in a series organized by CHE and BUSRP aimed at communicating the latest science and resources from BUSRP and partners.

April 24, 2017