The Search for the Kryptonite That Can Stop CRISPR

Powerful gene-editing tools have the potential to heal — or to harm. Now there’s a race to develop the antidote to the next bioweapon.

Photo collage: Ms. Tech. Photos: Jorge C. Lucero/Flickr (paper DNA); Pixabay (scissors)

By Antonio Regalado

In September 2016, Jennifer Doudna called a new colleague named Kyle Watters to her office. By then, the…

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