- Broad Institute
- Award Date:
- To support exploratory research on new technologies for genome editing, led by Feng Zhang.
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 Open Philanthropy's work on scientific research, specifically within its interest in advancing transformative basic science.