The Holy Grail of Genetic Engineering

CRISPR-Cas — a gene-editing technique that is far more precise and efficient than any that has come before it — is poised to change the world. But ensuring that those changes are positive — helping to fight tumors and mosquito-borne illnesses, for example — will require scientists to apply the utmost caution.

Project Syndicate
Dec 14, 2017 · 5 min read