Cornell University's work on CRISPR -
Crispr is one of the latest discoveries in the scientific community. It’s a molecular system capable of cutting DNA in precise locations, and Cornell scientists are among the first to embrace it in their research. Ailong Ke’s lab is studying the structure and mechanism of Crispr interference. John Schimeti was amongst the first to frequently use Crispr in order to make genetically modified mice for his research on reproduction. Daniel Barbash and Chun Han are using Crispr to genetically engineer fruit flies, the former to study genome evolution and the latter top explore neuron morphology mechanisms. Kenong Xu employs Crispr to discover and characterize apple genes and improve the fruit.