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CRISPR - Editing Your DNA Has Never Been Easier

With CRISPR, scientists have figured out how to make specific genetic edits in DNA and can do it more easily than ever before.

Genetic engineering is one of those topics that's simultaneously exciting, confusing and potentially scary - but recently, a technique called CRISPR was shown to work as a genome engineering tool in human cells. That's right, with CRISPR, scientists have figured out how to make specific genetic edits in DNA, and can do it more easily than ever before. But does that mean all genetic diseases will soon be a thing of the past?

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