Loss-of-function genetic screens with pooled sgRNA and shRNA libraries aid in discovery / prioritization of drug targets, understanding of disease progression and gene-disease associations, analysis of signal transduction pathways, characterization of the mechanisms for compounds, uncovering of synergistic gene interactions, and identification of markers of drug resistance and sensitivity. This webinar presents a comparison of loss-of-function genetic screens performed with CRISPR versus RNAi technology.
Loss-of-Function Genetic Screens with RNAi and CRISPR Libraries
Video Oct 06, 2016
Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper and dissolves in the body after about two weeks.