Bacteria

  • CRISPR-Cas9 Bound to Guide RNA and Target DNA

    This is a 3D print of CRISPR Ca9 is created in full-color sandstone. The model depicts CRISPR (purple) bound to its guide RNA (red) while editing its Target DNA (yellow and green). The subtle color variations in the CRISPR are associated with its bFactor, or atomic temperature. The darker the color, the less the protein moves with a cooler atomic temperature.

  • CRISPR. Cas13a, Biologic Models

    CRISPR-Cas13a Bound to Guide RNA and Target RNA

    CRISPR-Cas13a is a newly discovered member of the Genome editing system making waves in the biotech community. Explore this 3D printed protein model of CRISPR-Cas13a to examine how it uses RNA to target and edit DNA. Protein model created from PDB ID: 5XWP

  • M Tuberculosis Toxin-antitoxin Complex

    Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, killing 10 million people around the world in 2017. Researchers at EMBL in Hamburg recently discovered that the Tuberculosis bacteria has a special toxin system with a surprising function. Once the system activated, all bacterial cells die and stop the disease.