Ep. 9 - CRISPR's Cluster of IP: A Regularly Interspaced Short Podcast

Tue, 02/16/2021


In this episode we’re discussing CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), which is a gene editing tool that acts like a pair of molecular scissors, capable of cutting strands of DNA. CRISPR technology is a simple but extremely powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. It should go without saying, this is equal parts very cool and very scary. The episode is cohosted by Christal Sheppard, distinguished fellow at the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, and Inaugural Director of the Midwest Regional Office of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and guests, Jacob S. Sherkow, Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, and Samantha Zyontz, Fellow at the Center for law and the Biosciences and Research Fellow of Intellectual Property at Stanford Law School.


Episode Notes

Decomposing the “Tacit Knowledge Problem:” Codification of Knowledge and Access in CRISPR Gene-Editing by Neil Thompson and Samantha Zyontz

Making PCR by Paul Rabinow

CRISPR People: The Science and Ethics of Editing Humans by Henry T. Greely

The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson

A Crack in Creation: The New Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna and Samuel H. Sternberg

Editing Humanity: The CRISPR Revolution and the New Era of Genome Editing by Kevin Davies

Laser: The Inventor, the Nobel Laureate, and the Thirty-Year Patent War  by Nick Taylor