CRISPR: What is the future of gene editing?
CRISPR allows scientists to perform surgery on DNA. For people with genetic diseases it has transformed lives with corrections that aren’t passed on to others. But should the technology be used in ways that permanently transform the human race?
While it’s probably most famous for its role in gene editing, CRISPR does more than just that: its ability to precisely cut and alter DNA could lead to new antibiotics, faster diagnosis tools, and more.