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Timeline of key events

CRISPR-Cas9: Timeline of key events

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Date Event People Places Sciences
06 Jan 2016Harvard scientists published improved version of CRISPR/Cas 9 with less risk of off-target DNA breaksKleinstiver, Pattanayak, Prew, Tsai, Nguyen, Zheng, JoungHarvard UniversityCRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing
01 Feb 2016UK scientists authorised to genetically modify human embryos using CRISPR-Cas 9NiakanCrick InstituteCRISPR-Cas9
21 Jun 2016US NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee approved first study in 15 patients using CRISPR/Cas 9 to genetically modify immune cells to attack cancerJuneUniversity of PennsylvaniaCRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing, Gene therapy, Immunotherapy
Feb 2017US National Academies of Science and Medicine issue report saying possible to proceed with CRISPR in germ-line experiments but urge caution  CRISPR-Cas9, Gene editing

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