DEC 11, 2016 08:17 AM PST

CRISPR

WRITTEN BY: Xuan Pham

CRISPR: It's been the buzzword of the scientific community for a few years now, and it's not going away anytime soon. Short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, CRISPR is a novel way for researchers to manipulate and edit genomes.

Although gene editing is not a new concept, the relative ease of use, low cost, and high efficiency makes this system immensely powerful and transformative. This is why the CRISPR pioneers have been recognized among TIME magazine's most influential people of 2016. Watch the video and learn what Jennifer Doudna, the leader of CRISPR, has to say about CRISPR's potential to completely transform nearly every aspect of our the lives.
About the Author
  • I am a human geneticist, passionate about telling stories to make science more engaging and approachable. Find more of my writing at the Hopkins BioMedical Odyssey blog and at TheGeneTwist.com.
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