Genetics news & views from students enrolled in BIOL 2110 at Stockton University.
Monday, August 7, 2017
There has been much talk over the years over whether science would evolve so people would be able to artificially select for certain characteristics or even be able to select against certain deliberating diseases. Scientists are on the way to making this happen. This new technique called Crisper's has revolutionized the ability to edit DNA. Although there is not much being said in this area due to ethical concerns and issues, scientists have reported that they have successfully edited harmful mutations out of humanembryos. This new advanced technique is facilitated by a system called Crispr-Cas9, which has enabled the ability to snip, insert, delete, and edit genetic material with unprecedented precision and ease. Article