This is the promise of CRISPR/Cas 9, a game-changing gene-editing tool.
Bioengineered food could end world hunger. And, at least in theory, it would be perfectly safe.
Advances in compute power and data analytics led to the full reading of the human genome in 2003. Ever since, scientists have been building on the seminal event.
In the 1980s, researchers discovered how some bacteria used gene-editing to defend against viral DNA. The bacteria used special enzymes to cut, copy and store bits of viral DNA for future reference.
Twenty years later, researchers determined the DNA of any organism could be snipped. By 2012, biologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier demonstrated how CRISPR could precisely edit an organism’s genome.
It changed everything.
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