Elinor is a post-doctoral researcher at the Centenary Institute, interested in studying the interactions between host and pathogen. She started her research career at the University of Tasmania, before completing a PhD at Macquarie University studying the effect of genetics on resistance to malaria. She is currently investigating the ways in which platelets affect tuberculosis infection.
Why the ‘molecular scissors’ metaphor for understanding CRISPR is misleading
The idea of CRISPR as scissors ignores an entire ecosystem of moving parts that are crucial for understanding the awe-inspiring, crazy thing scientists are trying to do when they attempt gene editing.