August 1, 2018 (Vol. 38, No. 14)
Strong Points: Well-designed website, variety of products and resources
Weak Points: Mainly focused on selling products
The gene editing capabilities of CRISPR-Cas9 have caused it to become an invaluable tool in biology, and the system only promises to become more vital to biological research as time goes on. Synthego is a company that focuses on genome engineering through CRISPR, and their website has a large amount of resources for scientists using this remarkable tool. The company’s website has a variety of information, including eBooks on topics like the basics of CRISPR and designing appropriate experiments using CRISPR, and several webinars on topics related to genome editing. Additionally, the company sells products like gene-knockout kits and synthetic sgRNA, and the website provides a tool that helps users design guide RNAs for gene knockouts. CRISPR is an incredible asset to biologists, and Synthego’s website provides helpful information and resources for using this tool.