Gene Editing Today

Mankind has been manipulating genetics since early civilizations realized that certain traits of crops, animals and humans themselves were hereditary. The modern-day mapping of all human genes raised the prospects of learning precisely which genes control which traits and then directly altering their DNA codes. For years, those tasks proved both cumbersome and hit-and-miss. But a new technology on every geneticist’s tongue is changing that. Called Crispr-Cas9, or more commonly just Crispr, it’s

Source: Gene Editing – Bloomberg QuickTake

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