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An expanded CRISPR toolkit will revolutionize the worlds of molecular diagnostics, genome editing editing, basic research, and more. As part of our efforts to spread the word about the importance of an expanded CRISPR toolkit, we’ve enhanced our presence on social media and, in particular, Twitter. On this fantastically useful platform for connecting with scientists, we highlight developments at Mammoth, summarize current research, showcase our education efforts, and highlight many of the amazing people who work at Mammoth.

To give you a clearer picture of what we offer on Twitter, this post highlights our top 5 tweets from 2019 (as measured by impressions and excluding posts promoting open positions at Mammoth). We hope this post will convince you to follow us on Twitter and join the discussion on the CRISPR revolution!

#5 – Mammoth at the Innovative Genomics Institute’s “Community Science Day”

Screen shot showing a tweet featuring Mammoth CSO, Lucas Harrington, at a UC Berkeley Outreach event with the caption "Last weekend Mammoth CO-Founder, @CRISPR_LuCas & Co-Founder pup, Riley, helped teach children of all ages about #CRISPR & it's many applications @igisci's 'Community Science Day.' It was great to see so man people excited & curious about CRISPR & its potential! #SciComm"

In addition to speaking with reporters and researchers, we believe it’s important to discuss the CRISPR revolution directly with the public. In this tweet, we highlight how Mammoth Co-founder, Lucas Harrington spoke with curious minds of all ages and backgrounds at a CRISPR outreach event on the UC Berkeley Campus – the Innovative Genomics Institute’s “Community Science Day.”

#4 – Technology Networks article on Cas 14 – “Tiny Protein Has Huge Potential in CRISPR”

The top of the image shows how, in CRISPR diagnostics, a gRNA-directed Cas protein cuts a target nucleic acid and then cuts a reporter molecule that glows as result. The bottom of the image shows the 3 cas nucleases being used to developed CRISPR diagnostics - Cas12 (targets dsDNA), Cas13 (targets ssRNA), and Cas14 (targets dsDNA).

This tweet promotes an article featuring an interview with Mammoth Co-founder Lucas Harrington. In the article, Lucas discusses the potential of recently discovered CRISPR protein, Cas14. TLDR – Cas14 is much smaller than other Cas proteins and can potentially be used for more applications because of its small size. You can learn more about Cas14 and the other Cas proteins behind CRISPR diagnostics in this blog post.

#3 – #MammothCareerSeries featuring Mammoth Senior Scientist Clare Fasching

Example of a #MammothCareerSeries instagram post featuring a headshot of Mammoth Senior Scientist, Clare Fasching. The post also features a quote from Clare wherein she describes her favorite part of working at Mammoth: "Working with an incredible team and using my brain every day!"

We’re incredibly proud of all the fantastic people who work at Mammoth. In our #MammothCareerSeries, you can learn a bit more about Mammoth team members, their career paths, and their day-to-day lives at Mammoth. You can also find #MammothCareerSeries posts on Instagram. If you’d like to join the Mammoth team yourself, you can find our open positions on our website.

#2 – Mammoth CEO Trevor Martin speaks at the Precision Medicine Medicine World Conference in 2019

Screen shot of a tweet from the Mammoth Twitter account. The tweet says "Hear from our co-founder and CEO Dr. Trevor Martin at the Precision Medicine World Conference on how Mammoth is building the CRISPR platform for diagnostics and biosensing." The tweet also features a picture of San Francisco using the the "Precision Medicine World Conference" to promote their event.

Members of the Mammoth Leadership team often travel to conferences around the world discussing CRISPR’s role in molecular diagnostics, genome editing, and more. Check out our feed to learn where you might hear or even meet co-founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, & Lucas Harrington. If you’d like to inquire about partnering with us, please check out our “Partner” page.

#1 – #MammothDigest on “Intercellular interaction dictates cancer cell ferroptosis via NF2–YAP signaling”

Screenshot of a Mammoth tweet from the #MammothDigests series. Mammoth digests are short summaries of interesting papers. The text of the tweet says "In this recent @nature article, researchers from @sloan_kettering & elsewhere show how understanding which molecular signaling pathways are active in #cancer cells can lead to more effective treatments & #precisionmedicine." The tweet also links to the referenced paper.

Due in large part to genomics and genome editing technologies, it’s an incredibly exciting time in biological research! In our #MammothDigest tweets, we distill the findings from recent research papers covering areas including cancer, CRISPR, infectious disease, microbiology, and more. These summaries are generally 5-10 tweets long. They cover key findings without injecting opinion or bias. #MammothDigest tweets go out once or twice a week.

These were our top 5 tweets of 2019, but, of course, you can find new great content on our Twitter feed every week. Give us a follow and join in the discussion on the CRISPR revolution. You can also find us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Facebook.

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