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What is CRISPR & How Could It Edit Your DNA?

CRISPR is a gene-editing technique capable of unprecedented precision and potential -- but there are some serious ethical issues too

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CRISPR: A game-changing genetic engineering technique (Harvard)
Have you heard? A revolution has seized the scientific community. Within only a few years, research labs worldwide have adopted a new technology that facilitates making specific changes in the DNA of humans, other animals, and plants.

CRISPR gene therapy: Scientists call for more public debate around breakthrough technique (The Independent)
The technique, known as CRISPR, could revolutionise human gene therapy and genetic engineering because it allows scientists for the first time to make the finest changes to the DNA of the chromosomes with relative ease.