June 3, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

crispr weapon

3 min read

New genetic modification technology such as CRISPR-Cas9 has opened the door to transformative biological research, but it has also set the table for some novel kinds of technological problems for which we aren’t at all prepared including one that I call the “gene spill”. The striking potential upsides to CRISPR paired with some of the serious risks such as gene spills leave us with dilemmas over things like gene spills. We want to advance the technology, but how do we lower risks? We should …Read More