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Lab Biochemist’s Groundbreaking CRISPR Research in the News

The ground-breaking research of Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist with the Physical Biosciences Division, into a key enzyme in the microbial immune system, was featured in The Independent, the national morning newspaper of Great Britain. The enzyme is called CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, and Doudna, with help from protein crystallography beamlines at the Advanced Light Source, has been unlocking its secrets. Her findings hold potentially big implications for safer and more effective therapeutic drugs. More>