Monday, December 9, 2019

Identifying Unintended Gene Changes

CRISPR is a developing technique used for genetic modification. Using this technique, scientists will be able to edit DNA, hopefully resulting in the ability to fix genetic disorders, better treat cancer, and modify other organisms to produce otherwise limited chemicals.
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This technique shows promise, but like any other developing process, it is not without its hiccups. CRISPR can result in unintended gene changes. Typically, these edits come in the form of deletion. Previously, these deletions were difficult to locate. A recent innovation has shortened time required to identify these mistakes significantly. I hope that this improvement to CRISPR efficiency and safety allows to be used to treat more people.


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