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Joe Bondy-Denomy brings CRISPR to TEDx Bakersfield

Joe Bondy-Denomy has declared war on viruses using a new gene-editing tool called CRISPR.

CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) is a gene-editing tool will be able to do everything in the future from curing cancer to designing babies to resurrecting the wooly mammoth. It’s both terrifying and awesome.

CRISPR has the ability to redefine what we know about biology. Bondy-Denomy and the other members of his lab at UC San Francisco works on the microbiological level of warfare between viruses and bacteria.

“We are very interested in investigating the functions of these systems in their host bacteria, exploring both their canonical roles (i.e. targeting bacterial viruses) and non-canonical roles (i.e. gene regulation),” Bondy-Denomy said on his website.

The research he’s doing will drastically alter the landscape of healthcare. Bondy-Denomy will speak about his research and the latest innovations at TEDx Bakersfield.

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