Let the CRISPR Games Begin!

A team of researchers from Stanford University School of Medicine has launched a new challenge for players of the computer game Eterna. Players will be asked to design an RNA molecule capable of acting as an on/off switch for the gene-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9.

Anyone can play the Eterna RNA-design game. "All you need is a good internet connection, the interest, and the time," said Howard Chang, MD, PhD, professor of dermatology and director of the Center for Personal Dynamic Regulomes at Stanford. The Eterna game is also meant to get more people interested in science.

For more details about the game, read the Stanford Medicine News Center.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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