10th Annual Crunchies Awards

FEBRUARY 6, 2017 | SAN FRANCISCO WAR MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE

THE OSCARS OF STARTUPS AND TECHNOLOGY
TechCrunch kicks off 2016 with the 10th Annual Crunchies Awards Show, the award ceremony to recognize and celebrate the most compelling startups, internet, and technology innovations of the year.

10th Annual Crunchies Finalists in the category of Best Technology
An exceptional recent technological achievement

Blue Origin
CRISPR- Cas9
Facebook solar plane
SpaceX Falcon 9 Landing
Tesla Solar Roof

WTF is CRISPR?

Say you’ve inherited a rare genetic mutation that guarantees you’ll get a certain form of cancer by the time you reach 50 years of age. And that this is most likely how you are going to die. But what if I told you this cancer gene, passed down from generation to generation, can be snipped out of your genome entirely and you never pass it on to any of your offspring?

That is the promise of CRISPR, which not only has the potential to radically change the genetic code of all of humanity but could also fundamentally affect our health care, food system, farming and even the manufacturing and production industries.

In short, it’s the technological discovery of the century. CRISPR (pronounced crisper) stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats. And it’s a sort of immunity system set up in the genetic code of our cells. (tech crunch.com)