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The ChristianaCare Gene Editing Institute accelerates breakthroughs in CRISPR gene editing to improve human health.

Accelerating Discovery. Advancing Treatment.

Driven by its urgent mission to develop disease-conquering therapies, the Gene Editing Institute both accelerates the science and hones the precision of gene editing. The scientific discoveries of the Institute have led to the development of a highly innovative lung cancer therapy to test CRISPR gene editing in solid tumors for the first time.

Translational Sciences

The Gene Editing Institute’s extraordinary team of gene scientists, with input from ChristianaCare oncologists, is pursuing new, life-extending solutions for patients with solid tumors.

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Gene Editing 360™

Gene Editing 360™ has everything you need to introduce your students to the science behind CRISPR gene editing and launch them on a new journey of learning and discovery.

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Discovery Research

The Gene Editing Institute supports researchers with the tools to do their work more quickly and precisely and seeks ways to make these tools safe and effective for knocking out cancer or genetic diseases like sickle cell. Among our toolset is the first CRISPR tool to repair DNA outside the human cell.

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CRISPR gene editing: Can we make cancer cells easier to kill?

For years, Eric B Kmiec, PhD, and scientists at the Gene Editing Institute have worked on developing new methods to make cancer cells more susceptible to chemotherapy. With their latest discovery, they hope to significantly improve the quality of life for cancer patients undergoing prolonged treatment.

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These Women in Business Lead the Way in Delaware

Passion and philanthropy are driving forces for Delaware women in business. From those who start their own business to those who lead massive teams in exciting projects, each woman's story is different. We are honored to celebrate Deirdre Hake as a 2023 Delaware Woman in Business.

Women blaze the trail at ChristianaCare Gene Editing Institute

ChristianaCare's Gene Editing Institute lifts up women and scientific creativity to find ways to treat diseases with novel CRISPR technology. Not only does ChristianaCare and the Gene Editing Institute support its scientific staff and a healthy work-life balance, but it’s also on the forefront of gene editing research.

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RealLIST Startups 2024: Delaware’s most promising early-stage companies

Healthcare takes center stage among a diverse group of new First State ventures with bright futures. Launched in 2022, CorriXR Therapeutics, the Gene Editing Institute's first spin-out, has made #1 on Technical.ly's list of up-and-coming companies in Delaware.

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Community Care and Scientific Innovation

Because it operates within ChristianaCare, a world-class community health care system, the Gene Editing Institute brings a unique patient focus to the cutting-edge science of CRISPR gene editing.