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CRISPR Just Got CRISPRer: Developments in Gene Editing

It has been nearly 30 years since the gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9 was discovered, and only six since it was used for the first time in human cells. Of course, its potential was not appreciated when it was discovered, as it…

CRISPR-Cas: A Cure We’re Not Ready For?

On the 1st of June 2017, the gene-editing molecular hardware of CRISPR was used for the first time on a human patient. This was a massive breakthrough for the theoretical and practical study of human genetics, but it also raises…