Splash Biography



WILLIAM MARTINSON, ESP Teacher




Major: Mathematics

College/Employer: Oxford

Year of Graduation: G

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Past Classes

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S132: An Introduction to CRISPR in Splash Hilary 2019 (Feb. 23, 2019)
As one of the more exciting discoveries in biology of the last 10 years, the CRISPR/Cas9 system seems poised to transform medicine within the near future by allowing doctors and scientists to edit specific genes in the human body. This class will cover the basic components of how the CRISPR/Cas9 system works and how researchers currently use it to make alterations to an organism’s genetic code. Students will be asked to apply the concepts from this class to a hypothetical CRISPR/Cas9 experiment in which they will design their own edits to a segment of DNA. If time, there will also be a class discussion of the ethics of CRISPR and whether doctors and scientists should edit genes.