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CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor - Biology Blog & Dictionary Online

CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor

CRISPR as a gene editing tool made a prodigious leap forward in science. In 2015, it was heralded as Science‚Äôs 2015 Breakthrough of the Year.1 It stymied other impressive contenders like Ebola vaccine. It supersedes other gene-editing predecessors, such as TALENs (transcription activator-like effector nucleases) and ZFNs (zinc finger nucleases). Unlike these two, CRISPR does … Continue reading CRISPR caused gene damage? Rise and pitfall of the gene-editor