Molecular Biotechnology comprises a set of universal laboratory skills that complement academic preparation in disciplines impacted by the life sciences.

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The latest in biotechnology


Cracking the CRISPR Code

CRISPR has potential applications for crop production, agricultural biotechnology and a myriad of other important processes and industries. It promises to be a Swiss army knife for genome editing in life forms ranging from bacteria to humans. Much of the work in developing this technology stems from research at NC State.


Gene editing Technique Improves Vision in Rats with Inherited Blindness

CRISPR/Cas9 has the potential to treat inherited diseases by removing genetic defects and has been shown for the first time to hinder retinal degeneration in rats with a type of inherited blindness, according to a new study.