FWLSC 12/14/16 7.30p - 10.30p CRISPR
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FWLSC 12/14/16 7.30p - 10.30p CRISPR

FWLSC 12/14/16 7.30p - 10.30p CRISPR

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1628 5th Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76104

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CRISPR/Cas9 is a powerful technique which employs naturally occuring sequences in the human genome for modification of gene- and therefore cellular- function. Although this genome editing technology is relatively new, it has almost limitless potential to heal and cure.

A paper in the 12 October 2016 issue of Nature, for example, details the early indications of success in a CRISPR/Cas9 treatment for Sickle Cell disease.

The ability to very closely control a change in the genetic makep of a cell is significant because the more specific the change made in a genome, the less likely an unintended consequence will occur.

SPEAKERS:

Yu-Chieh (Jack) Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Dr. Wang's research incorporates CRISPR/Cas9 with other techniques to investigate and develop novel therapeutics.

&


Kirby B. Drake, Esq

Partner

Klemchuk LLP

Dallas, TX 75206

Ms. Drake will discuss the ongoing IP issues that affect the innovators and users of the CRISPR techniques.


Scroll-A-Rama .ppt slides due to info@fwlsc.org on Monday December 12, 2016

Music: Guitarist Keith Wingate, Catering: 'Events by Joanna'


Many thanks to our Supporting Organizations. See websites for upcoming events - the Metroplex is hoppin':

TechFortWorth, NTEC, French American Chamber of Commerce, ACSDFW local section, BioNewsTX, bionorthtx, IEEE's MetroCon 2016

and

Sustaining Sponsors

Fresnel Technologies, Inc

and

SciConsult, Inc.


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