Yuan-Chuan Chen

Yuan-Chuan Chen completed his PhD in Comparative Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB), USA and had postdoctoral studies at the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA). His research interests include Pharmacy/Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Microbiology/Virology, Cell/Molecule Biology, Biotechnology/Nanotechnology, Cell/Gene therapy and Policy/Regulation. He has participated in publishing many co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in the fields of basic science, biomedicine, and related policy/regulation. He is now an assistant researcher at National Applied Research Laboratories (NARL), Taiwan. He is also an adjunct member in the biopharmaceutical division of Chinese Pharmacopoeia (Taiwan) Revising Committee (9th edition) and has reviewed many materials for Pharmacopoeia revising. His research is focusing on the discovery, production, application, perspectives and challenges of biopharmaceuticals. He is interested in basic research, the development of agricultural/industrial products and human therapeutics using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Additionally, he is specialized in genomic studies including genomic analysis, gene function, and gene expression and control.

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Gene-editing technologies (e.g., ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPRs/Cas9) have been extensively used as tools in basic research. They are further applied in manufacturing agricultural products, food, industrial products, medicinal products, etc. Particularly, the discovery of medicinal products using gene-editing technologies will open a new era for human therapeutics. Though there are still many technical and ethical challenges ahead of us, more and more products based on gene-editing technologies have been approved for marketing. These technologies are promising for multiple applications. Their development and implications should be explored in the broadest context possible. Future research directions should also be highlighted. In this book, the applications, perspectives, and challenges of gene-editing technologies are significantly demonstrated and discussed.

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