The gene editing tech that uses 'molecular scissors'

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In 2012 a form of gene editing was discovered with great fanfare, it is called CRISPR Cas9. Put simply, it uses “molecular scissors” to alter a very specific strand of DNA – either cutting it out, replacing it or tweaking it.

The BBC met one of the companies working to get the science from the lab to the clinic.

Producer: Adrienne Murray; Camera: Ian Cartwright; Picture editor: Sara Hegarty

This is part of the BBC’s Disruptors series. You can read the full article here.


The gene editing tech that uses ‘molecular scissors’
Source: Business
In 2012 a form of gene editing was discovered with great fanfare, it is called CRISPR Cas9. Put simply, it uses “molecular scissors” to alter a very specific strand of DNA – either cutting it out, replacing it or tweaking it.The BBC met one of the companies working to get…