Broad Institute — Genome Editing Research (Feng Zhang)

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Organization Name 
Award Date 
12/2019
Grant Amount 
$2,500,000
Purpose 
To support exploratory research on new technologies for genome editing, led by Feng Zhang.
Topic (focus area) 

Grant Investigators: Chris Somerville and Heather Youngs

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $2,500,000 over three years to the Broad Institute to support exploratory research on new technologies for genome editing, led by Feng Zhang. Zhang is well-known for his research on the discovery and applications of CRISPR enzymes for genome editing, and plans to use these funds to support a series of experiments to try and discover better ways of getting CRISPR reagents into cells for gene therapy applications, and several other topics.

This falls within our work on scientific research, specifically within our interest in advancing transformative basic science.