18 March 2014

New DNA-editing technology spawns bold UC initiative

BERKELEY —The University of California, Berkeley, and UC San Francisco are launching the Innovative Genomics Initiative (IGI) to lead a revolution in genetic engineering based on a new technology already generating novel strategies for gene therapy and the genetic study of disease. The Li Ka Shing... Read More

22 October 2011

Touring the Li Ka Shing Center, Mr Li engages in a scientific experiment related to embryonic stem cells with Fong Yick-wah (right), a post-doctoral student at the University of California Berkeley. Fong emigrates to the United States from Hong Kong at 18, shortly before finishing Form 5 at Shau Kei Wan Government Secondary School, and earns both his Bachelor’s degree and PhD from Berkeley. Looking on is Professor Robert Tjian, founding faculty director of the center.

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