What you'll learn
Explain the way in which CRISPR can be used as a tool to edit genes
Analyze how CRISPR can be used to optimize microbes for the food, health, and energy industries
Compare the use of CRISPR in agriculture when optimizing crops with other applications
Recommend guidelines for an ethical use of CRISPR by considering the ethical implications CRISPR genetic manipulation raises as the technology is developed
Articulate the various ways in which CRISPR can be used to combat cancer
With the potential to revolutionize agriculture and treat genetic diseases, CRISPR promises to create change in essential areas that were previously ignored within the disruptive tech.
The CRISPR: Gene-Editing Applications online short course from Harvard’s VPAL is an introduction to the Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) gene-editing technology, and its potential application across various industries.
This course provides you with an insight into the fundamental principles of gene-editing and how CRISPR functions as a gene-editing tool. During the eight weeks, you’ll be introduced to the significant ways in which CRISPR could be applied to healthcare, agriculture, food, and energy industries.
You’ll gain an understanding of the disruptive potential across multiple industries, as well as the ability to better communicate your company’s biotech innovations to decision makers.
Basic principles of molecular biology
CRISPR and genetic engineering
Treating genetic diseases
Promoting resistance to infectious diseases
Combating cancer through research and treatment
Optimizing and fighting microorganisms: The food, health, and energy industries
Improving agriculture: Optimizing crops
The ethics of using CRISPR