The "CRISPR-Cas9 for Toxicologists" sunrise Continuing Education course was comprised of two lectures, one being on the structure and function of CRISPR and second on its applications in toxicology. Both talks were stupendously organized and informative. The graphs, cartoons, and videos presented made the things much easier to understand. The efforts made by the speakers to help attendees understand the complicated science behind the function and applications of CRISPR were commendable. I thought the explanation of the applications of CRISPR-Cas9 in evaluation of ill effects of toxicants in addition to its genome editing functions were especially well-done. After a brief talk with a co-attendee of the session, who is relatively unaware of the CRISPR-Cas 9 technology, I understood that the presenters were quite successful in conveying the salient features of this amazing technology in a short amount of time.
Editor's Note: This Continuing Education course was recorded and will be available as part of CEd-Tox, the SOT online Continuing Education program, in May 2018.
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