Visual Science’s CRISPR Gene-Editing Systems 3D Animation is based on molecular modeling and dynamics, showcasing natural and engineered CRISPR complexes. Created by Visual Science biologists and scientific visualization experts with support from the Skoltech Biotechnology faculty, the CRISPR systems visualization project conceptualizes the interiors of both the bacterial cell and human cell nucleus. CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, allows researchers to alter DNA sequences and modify gene function.


With over 100,000 views, this animation project has been featured in Tech Crunch and dozens of other media outlets. It’s received seven awards so far, and gained positive reviews from top-8 CRISPR researchers at UC Berkeley, MIT, Harvard, the Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology, the U.S. National Center for Biotechnology Information, the University of Zurich, and Vilnius University.

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