Press Releases

2018

Scientists Report CRISPR Restores Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Treatment by Deleting Gene in Tumors Linked to Chemo Drug Resistance

New study from Gene Editing Institute at Delaware’s Christiana Care Health System embodies cautious, patient-focused approach to cutting-edge tool

 

Experts Address Ethical, Legal and Insurance Issues Surrounding CRISPR Gene Editing Technology

Christiana Care Health System and Delaware Biotechnology Association Symposium Opens Dialogue about CRISPR

The Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care Health System Receives FirstEver Life Sciences and Bio Innovation Award from Philadelphia-Israeli Chamber of Commerce

The new award was created to recognize a company, researcher or individual in the tri-state area that has the potential to make a significant impact on health care

Researchers Use CRISPR to Edit DNA Outside of the Cell for the First Time

Delaware’s Gene Editing Institute Discovery Could Rapidly Advance Personalized Cancer Care

 

2017

$1 Million NSF grant to Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute and Delaware Technical Community College ushers Delaware to the forefront of gene editing education and research

The NSF Advanced Technical Education (ATE) grant will support development of a gene editing curriculum for community college students

The Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute signs agreement with ABS to modify cell lines to accelerate cancer therapies

Molecular biologists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute have developed a new system that allows them to not only repair damaged DNA within human cells, but also to determine when the DNA repair machinery has introduced unwanted genetic changes alongside, or instead of, the desired repair

Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute Awarded Grant from BIRD Foundation for Genomic Cancer Research

Partnership with NovellusDx for research in the development of new gene editing technologies that can lead to personalized cancer therapies

Researchers at the Gene Editing Institute at Christiana Care Health System develop new system to perform precise ‘surgery’ on the human genome

Molecular biologists at Christiana Care Health System's Gene Editing Institute have developed a new system that allows them to not only repair damaged DNA within human cells

 

2016

Research at Christiana Care’s Gene Editing Institute Shows that Oligonucleotides Promote Successful Gene Editing and Mutation Repair

Genetic researchers at Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute have demonstrated that short pieces of synthetic single-stranded DNA when used in gene editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 technique, can promote the repair of genetic mutations, help achieve a cleaner “cut” of the gene, and reduce the degree of genetic fraying

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute and The Wistar Institute Partner to Expand Research in Gene Editing

To accelerate breakthrough cancer research in the human genome, the Gene Editing Institute at Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute has entered into an agreement with The Wistar Institute

2021

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute and DETV produce video series to engage high school students in the latest biomedical technologies and encourage them to pursue scientific careers

CRISPR in a Box Educational Toolkit™ – a gene editing experiment developed by the Gene Editing Institute for teaching – and the videos are already being used in classrooms in Delaware; Goal to reach students of color

St. Georges Technical High School is first high school in the U.S. to use the Gene Editing Institute’s CRISPR in a Box Educational ToolkitTM

Toolkit is easily incorporated into any laboratory science course

Affordable CRISPR app reveals unintended mutations at site of CRISPR gene repair

Study in The CRISPR Journal from ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute reports the app advances CRISPR gene therapy R&D; 18-year-old software savant helped lead the app’s development

2020

Researchers tackle sickle cell disease with CRISPR-based gene editing

$1 million grant will advance personalized medicine using gene editing at ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute

New CRISPR Advance May Solve Key Quandary: How to Safely Disable Gene that Helps Cancer Tumors Evade Treatment — But Also Keeps Normal Cells Healthy

2019

New Tool for Rapidly Analyzing CRISPR Gene Edits Reveals Frequent Production of Unintended Edits Near Site of DNA Repairs

Study in Communications Biology-Nature from ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute debuts new method that unmasks all DNA changes caused by CRISPR in two days vs. two months; most errant edits may be harmless, but insights essential to gauge patient risks

Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute takes the next step toward its first investigational drug application for FDA approval to treat lung cancer with CRISPR

Gene Editing Institute’s study will be a novel investigation of the use of CRISPR technology to treat K-ras-positive non-small cell lung cancer

Researchers Confirm New CRISPR Tool Executes Multiple Edits Simultaneously, Leading to Unique Partnership to Deliver More Precise Cancer Treatments

Technology from The Gene Editing Institute licensed to biotech firm NovellusDx to drive next-generation personalized cancer care

Byung-Chun Yoo, Ph.D., Appointed Associate Director of the Gene Editing Institute of Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Biotechnology expert Byung-Chun Yoo, Ph.D., has been appointed associate director of Christiana Care Health System’s Gene Editing Institute of the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute. Dr. Yoo brings more than 18 years of experience leading projects in genome editing, advanced molecular biology and biochemistry to this position

Federal guidelines will speed bench-to-bedside research and advance clinical trials using gene editing technology

ChristianaCare and Delaware BioScience Association event explores new FDA Guidances and other challenges and opportunities in gene editing

2024

Carolina Partners with ChristianaCare Gene Editing Institute to Launch CRISPR in a Box™ Kits for High School Science Labs

Carolina and the Gene Editing Institute introduce Nobel Prize-winning technology and STEM 2023 Awards Finalist kit to give students hands-on, cutting-edge lab experience of cell-free gene editing.

2023

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., Named Editor-in-Chief of Gene and Genome Editing

Eric Kmiec, Ph.D., executive director and chief scientific officer of ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute, has been selected as editor-in-chief of the scientific journal Gene and Genome Editing. Kmiec served three years on the journal’s board prior to this new position.

ChristianaCare Gene Editing Institute’s Amanda Hewes Selected as a 2023 Outstanding Delaware Woman in STEM by Million Women Mentors

Hewes was among honorees at a special event held at Delaware Legislative Hall

On Unique Field Trip, High School and College Students Experiment With CRISPR in a Box™

Gene Editing Institute opens special learning lab on STAR Campus offering free experiences with revolutionary technology

2022

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute Travels to Salem for ‘Innovation Days’ Workshop

Gene Editing Institute scientists travel to North Carolina to teach workshops and bring CRISPR gene editing to high school students from diverse backgrounds

Scientists Put CRISPR on Safer Path to Patient Treatments with New Process for Evaluating Impacts of Gene Edits that Alter Rather than “Knock Out” DNA Code

In a new study in journal Gene Therapy, researchers at ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute describe how the advance is validating the safety and efficacy of their novel approach for using CRISPR to improve lung cancer treatments

ChristianaCare’s Gene Editing Institute brings all-female team of scientists from Delaware to teach gene editing with CRISPR in a BoxTM at all-girls high school in North Carolina

Students at Salem Academy first to learn with the innovative tool in North Carolina as interest grows nationwide

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