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 researchers at Berkeley and the Keck Graduate Institute, led by Kiana Aran, PhD, Cardea has built a graphene-based CRISPR detector, the CRISPR-Chip, the first transistor to search the genome for mutations (see Sidebar, “Genome Sensor Launched to read chapter 4.”). The results were published in March 2019 in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

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