For decades, researchers have used Drosophila melanogaster as a model for developing and applying cutting-edge genetic approaches. These have helped scientists understand complex biological processes at the molecular, cellular, and organismal levels. The CRISPR-Cas system has made genome engineering much more accessible, ushering even greater potential for this model organism.
This Technique Talk will explore how researchers apply CRISPR-Cas in Drosophila and the insights that they have gained. It will also discuss the challenges of using CRISPR in Drosophila and address cross-translatability between Drosophila techniques and other model species.
- Genome engineering in Drosophila melanogaster
- Technical considerations when choosing an engineering approach
- Transferring Drosophila techniques to other species
Meet the Instructor:
Oguz Kanca, PhD
Baylor College of Medicine
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