CRISPR TECHNOLOGY IN NEW GENE SPLICING  (MOCK JOURNAL COVER)

Description:

TECHNICAL:

Cinema 4D, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign

AUDIENCE

Scientific community

SUPERVISORS (TECHNICAL):

N Woolridge

In 2014, CRISPR (Cas9) technology was making waves in the scientific community. This new gene-splicing technology was not only effective, but precise – it was hailed as a revolutionary step in gene modification. The intent of the project was to feature something new for the mock journal cover of Nature or Scientific America. I decided to use bold, contrasting colours for the cover to create a visually interesting cover to draw in the audience. 

Using ePMV, the chemical structures of Cas9 were imported for accuracy. Modelling in Cinema 4D included double-helix DNA, as well as E. coli, and streptococcus bacteria, which were included in the scene. Cas9 (CRISPER associated protein 9) were originally found in these bacteria.

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