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CRISPR

Christiana Care Health System

Gene editing techniques at Christiana Care Health System have been proven to cut cancer diagnosis times in half and are being commercialized for worldwide use.


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Christiana Care has been talking with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration about developing a gene editing tool called CRISPR to assist in lung cancer treatments. One question they’ll face in the future is if insurance companies will pick up the cost.

 


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Scientists at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute have been engineering a pair of molecular scissors to help diagnose and assist in treatments for cancer.

But what exactly are these molecular scissors capable of?


Katie Peikes / Delaware Public Media

Some Delaware community college students received a hands-on introduction to gene editing this school year through a partnership with Christiana Care Health System.

 

Scientists, educators and students celebrated the success of the curriculum after two semesters, Tuesday.