Friday February 26
During this project, it will be my goal to cultivate a functional CRISPR-Cas9 system as well as an effective viral eukaryotic vector for this system. This system will ideally be usable in treatment of genetic diseases. If successful ,this could result in a major step towards the curing genetic disorders. This project will revolve around the Idea of audience centered learning, instead of student centered learning. This entails the focus of the project to be put towards the creation of a usable product. In order to do this, I will need access to a functional biology lab as well as bacteria and viral capsids capable of cultivating the CRISPR-Cas9 system. In order to make this project successful I will need to communicate with the Fort Lewis College Biology department and advocate for lab usage, acquire several forms of bacteria and viral phages, and investigate moral quarrels and arguments against genome editing.