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DowDupont

DowDuPont is expressing disappointment with a recent European Union court decision on genetically modified food.


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.

Christiana Care's Gene Editing Institute

Christiana Care scientists have found a way to use molecular scissors called CRISPR to edit genes outside of a cell, which could allow them to recreate genetic mutations in a tumor sample and figure out more targeted treatments for patients.  

 


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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Delaware and nationwide, which is why doctors at Christiana Care Health System are working towards new approaches to catch it in early stages and improve treatments.


Courtesy of universityofcalifornia.edu

Delaware Technical Community College and Christiana Care Health System have received a $1 million grant to teach gene editing to community college students. 

 

The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation, will allow researchers to offer Del Tech students valuable hands-on learning techniques in a growing field.

Courtesy of mitre.org

Scientists have figured out how to edit genes to prevent genetic disorders in embryos, and the discovery is simultaneously receiving applause and skepticism from Delaware scientists.