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The First Genome Surgeons

The ascendancy of CRISPR systems raises a grand hope: If these tools can illuminate the causes of disease in the laboratory, why not bring them into the clinic to treat patients?

How CRISPR Tools are Unlocking New Ways to Fight Disease

The already famous CRISPR system allows scientists to edit faulty genes by cutting and replacing sections of DNA, but new and improved CRISPR techniques developed at UCSF have expanded CRISPR’s scalpel into a Swiss Army knife.

2018: A Drug Odyssey

The journey from discovering and developing effective, precise medications to using them correctly and safely in patients is hardly fast and easy. Nor is it a straight shot. Scientists in the UCSF School of Pharmacy are challenging the status quo every step of the way.