Super Powering Humans Done Right

Harnessing CRISPR/Cas 9 to improve the lives of 400 million people worldwide

Teaser: Pssst… we’re using gene editing to do it hehe

Superheroes

Connor Kent AKA Superboy! pic by Movie Rewind

Superboy!

Emmanuelle Charpentier (left) and Jennifer Doudna (right) both won the noble prize in chemistry 2020!

Genetically Modified Superhumans

Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics is a gene-editing company using CRISPR/Cas 9 and was co-founded by Jennifer Doudna!

Curing Transthyretin Amyloidosis

Process: Liver produces TTR protein -> TTR protein misfolds -> it forms fibrils -> deposits in the heart / nerves
Amyloid = misfolded protein | osis = increase -> Amyloid-osis = increase in misfolded proteins

A New Approach to Cas 9 Delivery

Results

Super Powering Humans

TL;DR

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