What’s to come for CRISPR in 2017?
In the short time since its discovery, CRISPR has enabled tremendous scientific advances that have caught headlines and spotlight around the world. Today we’re looking to the future to see where CRISPR might go in 2017. Like every other year, it’ll shock and stun us with innovative and cutting-edge advances quicker than we ever thought possible, so this is just a starting point.
In 2017 we believe CRISPR…
This week, scientists will gather in Washington, D.C., for an annual meeting devoted to gene therapy—a long-struggling field that has clawed its way back to respectability with a string of promising results in small clinical trials. Now, many believe the powerful new gene-editing technology known as CRISPR will add to gene therapy’s newfound momentum. But is CRISPR really ready for prime time? Science explores the promise—and peril—of the new technology.
How does CRISPR work?
©Stuart A. Lipton, MD, PhD, April 14, 2016
An analysis of the genomes of nearly 600,000 healthy individuals reveals a handful of people who appear resistant to certain genetic disorders.