IDT offers CRISPR/Cas9 online resource for genome editing

Comprehensive resource pools the latest in the field for newcomers and experts

IDT has pooled its expertise in genome editing into a web resource dedicated to using the CRISPR/Cas9 system

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), a manufacturer of custom, synthetic DNA and RNA oligonucleotides, has pooled its expertise in genome editing into a free web resource dedicated to providing researchers with a hub of information on using the CRISPR/Cas9 system.

CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) is a genome-editing tool which allows scientists to make changes to specific genes in a faster and much more precise way than current methods.

On the webpage, researchers will find educational and practical resources suitable for those experienced or new to genome editing. These include a recent IDT webinar describing the CRISPR/Cas9 system and most prominent uses and methods for designing, testing and executing a variety of CRISPR-mediated experiments.

A number of relevant scientific posters, detailing experimental data on CRISPR-related methods, and relevant DECODED articles are also available.

Covering the most recent developments in genome editing, the webpage also features a list of peer-reviewed CRISPR/Cas9-related articles collated by IDT’s experts. These include a recently published paper by Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School and MIT, describing a method of enhancing the efficiency of genome editing in cultured human cells using gRNA expression fragments synthesised from IDT gBlocks Gene Fragments.

As well as the existing resources on the webpage, IDT is committed to the research and development of tools and techniques for genome editing and will continue to add new educational and practical resources to aid scientists in their research.