Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Can Gene Editing Actually Do That?

Can Gene Editing Actually Do That?

By: HEATHER MURPHY Published: AUG. 4, 2017 

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Summarized By Rebecca Wiley

Crispr is a new technique used for editing a gene. Scientists have successfully corrected a gene linked to muscular dis-trophy in mice. They were also able to fix mutations. This is just the beginning to what Crispr can actually fix. This article uses a quiz to explain what has been done, is possible, and what is fiction using this technique. Things such as designer babies are impossible since the genes that link to traits such as intelligence are unknown. Crispr cannot make Great Danes into Chihuahuas vise versa. Scientists have already made yeast that glows by inserting the glowing gene from jelly fish into the yeast. They have also created mushrooms that brown much slower then the normal kind.

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  1. I've been following CRISPR's advances since last year and I'm really delighted this technology is finally being put into use and experiencing great results thus far. Great article.

  2. CRISPR/Cas9 seem to be the future of genetic engineering. Lot's of really great experiments are being performed using essentially genetic scissors.