Dr. Thomas Doetschman, Ph.D., examines the embryonic cells used to study and implant mutated and disease genes; if the mutated gene successfully imbeds itself into a sperm or egg cell, the resulting rat that is born will be studied to research the effects of that same disease genes in humans. CRISPR CAS9 is technology that allows the splicing of genes to both remove and replace particular DNA strands. CRISPR can affect either just the patient or his descendants as well, depending on the technique used.
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Dr. Thomas Doetschman, Ph.D., describes a few of the many functions performed in the workspace pictured, which can effectively seal itself to create a sterile and airtight environment in which researchers can operate. CRISPR technology may redefine the future of genetics.
Edward Marrano and Frank Powers (pictured left and right respectively) pose at the entrance of Constant Con, a shop on the corner of 6th Ave. and Pennington Street that boasts a wide array of all things comic-culture. Constant Con creates a comic-con style atmosphere and community year round.
An assortment of artwork featured in Constant Con, located on 6th Ave. by Pennington Street.
Constant Con features an eclectic assortment of many creative works, ranging from comic book characters, to concept art to the steampunk genre. The shop promotes a space for the community celebrating all things comic-culture, promoting local artists and independent work.
Staff and frequenters of LGBTQ Resource Center, located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center, advocate for a larger, improved space to meet the needs of the growing LGBTQ community at the UA.
The lobby of the LGBTQ Resource Center located on the fourth floor of the Student Union Memorial Center. Despite limited space, the center provides many great resources to the growing LGBTQ community at the UA.