Monthly Archives: January 2014

Cas9 – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of a Viral Hunter

The CRISPR/Cas9 system for viral defense in bacteria is a recently discovered system that is really fascinating.  Cas9 is useful for genome engineering and currently getting a lot of attention in this area.

Greene Lab Studios (a subsidiary of the Greene Lab) put together this video to the title music from the soundtrack of the film  The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly composed by Ennio Morricone.  The video briefly explains how the CRISPR/Cas9 system works in recognizing and cleaving foreign nucleotides in a cell.