Introducing the IGI Blog

Welcome to Making the Cut, the IGI blog about next-gen genome editing and regulation. The main page is for official announcements, news, job postings, that kind of thing. This area is for personal thoughts on what’s happening in this incredible, crazy field. As well as where it should go in the future, where it’s been in the past, and so on. Posts will be from myself (Jacob Corn, scientific director of the IGI), as well as from scientists,  postdocs, and students in the lab. To encourage openness and discourage doublespeak, all posts are the uncensored views of the author. Comments are open as well, so please be civil. (I know, asking people on the internet to be civil is like carrying coals to Newcastle, but still…)

Jacob Corn

Jacob Corn is the Scientific Director of the IGI and faculty at UC Berkeley. Follow him on twitter @jcornlab.

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