Gene therapy must keep pace with public trust
It’s perhaps not the catchiest name, but it is one worth remembering: CRISPR-Cas9. Only discovered in 2012, this powerful genome editing technique has rapidly become a widespread and indispensable tool for research, and today is used in labs across the world to study human development, fertility and disease. The technology is progressing at such speed, it won’t be long until it’s a household name.
While it isn’t the first tool that has allowed us to remove, replace or add to parts of the DNA sequence, CRISPR-Cas9 is by far the most efficient, inexpensive and easiest to use, enabling precise genetic manipulation …read more