CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology at the Arm Research Summit

In this blog series, we take a look back at some of the highlights from last year's Arm Research Summit. Interested in attending this year? Find out more here.

Alasdair Russell from Cancer Research UK joined us at last year's Research Summit to talk about the genome editing revolution - a technology which is breaking down traditional barriers between disciplines.

Almost every cell in your body contains DNA, which is vast, complex and constantly rapidly remoulding and rebuilding. Previously, the focus of DNA research has been on reading and sequencing these highly complex structures which contain incredible amounts of information.

In this talk, Alasdair explains how genome editing has proven to be a significant disruptor for clinical research. In just a few years, a relatively basic scientific discovery has transformed at a pace never seen before, with the potential for significant impact across healthcare, agriculture, and living data storage, to name just a few. We explore what CRISPR technology is, how it works, and what the future might hold. 

Register for 2018 - Early-bird tickets available now!

The Arm Research Summit is returning to Robinson College, Cambridge (UK) for its third year between 17-19 September 2018. This year, talks, workshops and demonstrations will explore the practical challenges of creating a truly connected world, along with the social, political and ethical implications of doing so. Register early for this year's Summit to receive an exclusive discount on the registration fee. Your registration includes full access to the entire Summit program, along with lunch and refreshments throughout the Summit and dinners on 17 and 18 September. 

Limited tickets are available at the reduced early-bird price – secure your place today! 

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