If you’re struggling to keep up with the litany of experiments in which scientists are using CRISPR to treat or cure seemingly every disease under the sun — in mice, cells, even human embryos — you’re likely not alone. The field is flush with research results, with more arriving every week. So at STAT, we’ve created a tool to help keep tabs on this data deluge: the CRISPR Trackr.
It’s actually more of a reboot. The first version of STAT’s CRISPR Trackr was launched in 2018, and managed by Sharon Begley until her death in January 2021. It stayed dormant as gene editing research, like almost every other human endeavor, faced disruptions in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. But any slowdown was temporary — today the CRISPR field is moving forward faster than ever.