Several features of CRISPR are behind the rise in the excitement that surrounds it. It is an incredibly easy to do, cheap, quick and accurate form of gene editing. For a detailed description of how it works, please read here.
Now, there is a journal dedicated to research in CRISPR. The CRISPR Journal is a new peer-reviewed journal and its inaugural issue was just released this past week. The first issue of The CRISPR Journal is available to read on the Journal website.
The journal will not only publish peer-reviewed research papers, but, also commentaries, personal stories, information from companies, and editorials.
The first editorial, written by [editor-in-chief Rodolphe] Barrangou, is named, "Keep Calm and CRISPR On" and sets the stage for the wide range of topics found in the issue.
Other topics in the first issue are a wide range of CRISPR related areas of research, including both historical perspectives and cutting edge research.
Kevin Davies, Executive Editor of The CRISPR Journal and Vice President of Strategic Development at Mary Ann Liebert, Inc [says,] “From CRISPR patents to conservation, gene therapy to plant gene editing, immune responses to bioinformatics, and a stunning review on the history of genome editing ‘before CRISPR,’ we think the launch issue captures the excitement and importance of this remarkable field.”
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