CRISPR-Cas9 Mechanism & Applications
This interactive module explores how CRISPR-Cas9 technology works and the many ways in which scientists are using it in their research.
Since it was first described in 2012, CRISPR-Cas9 (often shortened to “CRISPR”) has generated much interest and excitement. This Click & Learn allows students to explore and learn about a biotechnology tool that is at the forefront of scientific research and hear directly from leading scientists about how they use CRISPR. The Click & Learn comprises a self-paced interactive animation and a series of short videos of various scientists who are using CRISPR-Cas9 technologies for basic research, medical, and agricultural applications.
The “Web Assets” ZIP file contains the full animation and a set of related images and GIFs for use on social media, in the classroom, and for presentations to the public. Please credit HHMI BioInteractive if you use them.
This Click & Learn is also available as an iOS app.
base pairing, cleavage, complementary sequence, DNA repair, enzyme, guide RNA, homology-directed repair (HDR), laboratory technique, nonhomologous end joining (NHEJ), nuclease
3.A.1, 3.B.2, 3.C.1, 3.C.2
2.6, 2.7, 3.5, 7.2, B.4, B.5