Episode 6: CRISPR for the Masses

How do you go about building a tech solution to a scientific problem? Well it certainly helps if you recognise that there's a problem to begin with. This was the starting point for the biologically trained founders of Desktop Genetics to really make waves in a field not known for moving fast (...or for breaking things, for that matter). Desktop Genetics is a rapidly growing London based startup that makes CRISPR as easy to interact with as playlists in Spotify. We spoke to CEO Riley Doyle, and CBO Edward Perello, about pushing the value of tech in biology, the importance of UX and why the reproducibility crisis really is a crisis worth paying attention to.