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Kiana Aran Featured in Berkeley Engineer Magazine

This “New frontiers in gene editing” story originally appeared in the Fall 2019 issue of the Berkeley Engineer Magazine.  Kary Mullis won the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a laboratory process that finds a specific location on the roughly 3 billion-letter human genome. The technique, called polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, has been […]

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Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Covers CRISPR-Chip

This story originally appeared in the October issue of Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News. “Imagine if you had to download all the information on the Internet and search it every time you wanted to find something online. That’s essentially what whole-genome sequencing is,” says Michael Heltzen, chief executive officer of Cardea Bio. In partnership with […]

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KGI Alum and 54gene CEO Abasi Ene-Obong Featured in WIRED

This story, written by Megan Molteni, first appeared in WIRED on Oct. 1, 2019.  When evening falls on a solar-panel-clad building outside the Nigerian capital of Lagos, its generators roar to life. The electrical grid here is unpredictable, and the company that works out of the building, 54gene, isn’t taking any chances. Losing power, even […]

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Kiana Aran’s CRISPR-Chip Launched as “Genome Sensor”

This article originally appeared on genengnews.com on Sept. 13, 2019. The CRISPR-Chip garnered much attention earlier this year when the novel graphene-based biosensor CRISPR-Cas technology was introduced in a Nature Biomedical Engineering publication in March. This week, the two companies that have been straddling the technology that is able to detect a specific genetic mutation from […]

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Joel West’s Research on Open Innovation Featured in Australian Online Magazine

This article originally appeared in The Mandarin, an Australian online magazine, on Sept. 11, 2019. A civic twist on crowdsourcing could give local governments insight into innovative solutions that benefit the community, according to a new research paper. The research, published earlier this year by R&D Management, was a collaboration between Krithika Randhawa of the University […]

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Kiana Aran Discusses CRISPR-Chip Innovation on The Oxford Biotech Podcast

KGI Assistant Professor Kiana Aran was featured as a guest on The Oxford Biotech Podcast to discuss the invention and applications of CRISPR-Chip, her celebrated invention that enables sequence-specific real-time detection of DNA without amplification or complex sample processing. To listen to the interview, visit The Oxford Biotech Podcast page.

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Barbara Fortini Co-Authors Article in The Journal of Precision Medicine

This article originally appeared in the August 2019 issue of The Journal of Precision Medicine. It was co-authored by Mark Kiel of Genomenon, Inc. How Education is Catching Up with Genomics Background and Motivation In 2017, while the world was becoming increasingly dominated by vast amounts of genomic data, genetics education programs in the US […]

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Kiana Aran’s CRISPR-Chip Innovation Featured in The Scientist

This story originally appeared in The Scientist’s July 2019 issue. To read the full story, click here. Searching a sample of DNA for a particular sequence—be it a mutation, a researcher-inserted transgene, or evidence of an infecting organism—is a common practice in many molecular biology and diagnostic laboratories around the world. Often, such searches take […]

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Claremont Courier Features Oasis KGI Commons, KGI’s First Housing Complex

This story originally appeared in the Claremont Courier on July 5. To read the full story, click here. Keck Graduate Institute’s new student housing buildings are just about finished. Dubbed the “Oasis KGI Commons,” the two four-story buildings are the latest new housing and classroom facilities for the relatively young Claremont graduate school, which bills […]

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Kiana Aran’s Innovation Featured on the Cover of Nature Biomedical Engineering

After publishing Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) Assistant Professor Kiana Aran’s CRISRP-Chip research in March, the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering has now featured the innovation on its June 2019 cover. As announced in March, Aran is the first to combine the power of CRISPR’s nucleic acid targeting with the ultra sensitivity of graphene, making it possible to […]

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