Simple technology makes CRISPR gene editing cheaper

Andrew Lane, a UC Berkeley post-doctoral fellow, and Flora Lamson Hewlett Chair and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology Rebecca Heald, developed a new technology in order to track chromosomes in real-time in living samples during mitosis.


Image is of a mitotic spindle formed in Xenopus egg extract showing tubulin (red) and CRISPR-labeled RHM2 centromeric DNA (green). Image credit goes to Andreas Ettinger and Magdalena Strzelecka (UCSF collaborators).