Monday, August 7, 2017

Gene Editing

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 human embryos. 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.



  1. The uses of Crispr seems infinite and I'm very excited to see where it leads us in the future.

  2. I have seen many articles mentioning about the CRISPR and how powerful it is. Sooner or later, it will change the world and possibly stir controversy. However, I only see promising results coming from CRISPR and I'm curious what it could benefit us in the future.