The promise of genome engineering
The ability to customize organisms’ genomes has been a long standing goal of biologists. Genome engineering holds the promise of improving our understanding of human disease, maximizing crop yields, or even generating novel therapeutic strategies to combat congenital diseases.
Genome engineering at UW
In the last several years, promising new genome engineering avenues have been opened through the CRISPR technique, and the University of Wisconsin is in a unique position to rapidly convert this technique into deliverable scientific achievements. UW’s historical contributions to these fields have already established it as a leading research University. Currently, UW’s laboratories and institutes are using cutting-edge techniques and unique facilities to meet these goals. UW has emerged as a leader in developing innovative genome engineering strategies for the modern era, and it is eagerly looking to capitalize on these breakthroughs.
Current genome engineering initiatives at UW include improving our understanding of neural development, developing therapeutic strategies of stem cells, and investigating the endocrine basis of vitamin disorders.
Applying genome engineering strategies to your research at UW
Many at UW are already implementing genome engineering strategies into their work. But GEEwisc looks to serve as a resource for those scientists who are at any stage of applying genome engineering to their research. To begin, look through the content on our page, explore Tools & Resources, and feel free to initiate a dialog through the Forum.