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Elements S1 • E49

Your Body Could Be Immune to CRISPR! Is This the End of Gene Editing?

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Published on May 1, 2018

Cutting and pasting DNA to cure diseases is a medical dream come true, but CRISPR technology is facing a major roadblock: our immune systems.

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Read More:
What is CRISPR-Cas9?
https://www.yourgenome.org/facts/what...
“CRISPR-Cas9 is a genome editing tool that is creating a buzz in the science world. It is faster, cheaper and more accurate than previous techniques of editing DNA and has a wide range of potential applications.”

Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/sc...
“Now that science is a big step closer to being able to fiddle with the genes of a human embryo, is it time to panic? Could embryo editing spiral out of control, allowing parents to custom-order a baby with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s imagination or Usain Bolt’s speed?”

Everything You Need To Know About Crispr Gene Editing
https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-c...
“In the last five years, biology has undergone a seismic shift as researchers around the globe have embraced a revolutionary technology called gene editing. It involves the precise cutting and pasting of DNA by specialized proteins—inspired by nature, engineered by researchers.”

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