Jim Murray of UC Davis organised the brilliant conference, TARC XI, on all things relating to transgenic - and now genome edited - large animals. The conference was held at the Granlibakken Conference Center in Tahoe City, California USA from August 13th to 17th, 2017.
CARD-IP Mouse Sperm and Embryo Cryopreservation Course: report Institut Pasteur- October 24th-28th 2016
The new and accelerating technical development of the CRISPR/Cas9 system opens up for the possibility of targeted genetic modifications in germline competent human embryos. This is an avenue, which until very recently has been regarded as absolutely off limits. To cross the border between genetic modifications of somatic cells and germline cells was simply not conceivable, at least in most Western countries. Indeed, the border has not yet been crossed, but we are getting closer.