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DNA-level editing of microbial communities for understanding and control.
Overview
  • Microbial communities are major contributors to the uptake and release of greenhouse gasses and are critical regulators of human health; however, efforts to precisely engineer their constituents' DNA are nascent. Our laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley brings DNA-editing tools to microbiomes.

  • In the short term, this approach should provide understanding of the interactions and unstudied organisms within communities.

  • Over the longer term, community editing offers a precise means for controlling microbiomes that are instrumental to our health, agriculture, climate, and industry.

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Media

October 4, 2022

Check out the latest article from the IGI: "New Gift Supports Precision Microbiome Editing Technology Development at the IGI."

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The Lab

September 26, 2022

The Rubin Lab takes its first lab photo!

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The Lab

August 23, 2022

Abby joins the Rubin Lab as an undergraduate graphic designer!

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The Lab

August 2, 2022

The lab sets up its first space at the Innovative Genomics Institute! Check out more photos at News.

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