By Ellen Arkfeld
The days of human genome editing are rapidly approaching with the development of the editing tool CRISPR. CRISPR grants scientists unprecedented precision and ease in editing the genome. Unlike previous genetic engineering technologies, CRISPR is highly accurate and allows DNA editing without causing adverse side effects.
One application of CRISPR involves the manipulation of human embryos for therapeutic purposes. Genes can be edited to test cures diseases, such as cancer and Parkinson’s disease. CRISPR …
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