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The CRISPR/Cas9 System & Genome editing

Clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) and a CRISPR associated protein (Cas9) comprise a system adapted from bacterial DNA known as CRISPR/Cas9. The CRISPR/Cas9 system act as an adaptive immune system allowing bacteria to recognize foreign DNA and cut it, destroying an invading virus or pathogen. CRISPR/Cas9 has been adapted to other organisms to make specific cuts in their genomic DNA.


CRISPR/Cas9 technology holds the potential to “edit” a patient’s genome, restoring genes with disease-causing mutations to their normal healthy sequence, deleting disease-causing genes, or improving genes … Read more