I In the spring of 2011, Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, travelled to Puerto Rico to attend the annual meeting of the American Microbiology Society. On the afternoon of the second day of the meeting, she went to a coffee shop with her friend John van der… Continue Reading The future is now: how CRISPR technology changes the world

Insulin or somatostatin In 1869, Berlin medical student Paul Langerhans observed the pancreas through a microscope and found that there was an island composed of morphologically abnormal cells on the pancreas. These islands of cells were later called Langerhans, but no one knew Lange at that time. The physical function… Continue Reading Tribute to Genentech: birth of a generation of biotech giants and world wars of insulin synthesis (4)

Walk into a bar At the beginning, recombinant DNA technology was limited to academic institutions’ laboratories, and only biochemists paid attention to this technology, but it soon caught the attention of the media. In May 1974, the San Francisco Chronicle carried an exclusive interview with Cohen and focused on the… Continue Reading Tribute to Genentech: birth of a generation of biotech giants and world wars of insulin synthesis (3)

Overcoming difficulties After this, Berg’s laboratory came to Janet Mertz, a new graduate student. Mertz is a rare genius who, like Lobban, studied undergraduate at MIT and earned degrees in engineering and biology. Mertz chose to join Berg Laboratories because she was very curious about Jackson’s recombinant DNA experiment. Left:… Continue Reading Tribute to Genentech: birth of a generation of biotech giants and world wars of insulin synthesis (2)

  Genentech (Genentech) launched a very high-profile radio program the previous year. It was called Two Scientists Walk into a Bar. The radio’s program covered the development of basic biology, chemistry, and cancer immune drugs. , clinical experimental design and other fields, is a rare high-quality popular science program. The… Continue Reading Tribute to Genentech: birth of a generation of biotech giants and world wars of insulin synthesis (1)