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CRISPR Cas9, the Good and the Bad

Implications of this revolutionary biotechnology

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  1. A guide RNA (designed in the lab) identical to a distinct portion of the gene, is bound to a protein called Cas9.
  2. When in the organism, the guide directs the protein to the targeted sequence, cutting it at this specific site and “deleting” this part of the DNA.
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  1. Is it ethical to simply go in and permanently edit the geneome of other species?
  2. How do we regulate the usage of CRISPR so that it is not misused?
  3. Is CRISPR 100% safe?



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