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Gene Editing with CRISPR
Hugh Bollinger

Gene Editing with CRISPR

Jennifer Kahn, CRISPR researchers (credit: UCB)

CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows molecular biologists the ability to change specific sequences of DNA. The 'gene editing' tools guarantee that the resulting  trait is inherited by future generations in plants or animals. The technology's benefits and concerns are addressed by Jennifer Kahn as the technology has been adopted by laboratories worldwide.

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to two researchers for their original CRISPR discoveries.


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