The mission of the Gene Editing Institute (GEI) is to elucidate the mechanism and regulation of genomic editing at the molecular level and to help translate results into clinically relevant applications.
GEI was founded in 2015 and is a worldwide leader in CRISPR-directed gene editing technology. It is the only institute of its kind based in a community health system and it focuses on three central missions: Discovery Research, Education & Outreach, and Translational Research.
In addition to collaboration with the ChristianaCare Office of Health Equity, the GEI partners include the Delaware Department of Education, The Franklin Institute, Delaware Technical Community College, University of Delaware, and Delaware State University, DelawareBio, among many others. GEI partners with the Delaware Technical Community College on two Advanced Tchnological Education projects: Technician Training in CRISPR-based Gene Editing