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Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR

Posted by , on 8 April 2021

Illustration Credit: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 ©Johan Jarnestad/The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

In this episode we’re taking a look at the history of gene editing, from the early days of restriction enzymes in the 1960s through to the CRISPR revolution and the very latest base editing techniques.

But while these tools are undeniably powerful and hold great promise for treating disease, with great power comes great responsibility: what are the acceptable limits of genome engineering in humans, and will we see more CRISPRd babies in the future? 

Genetics Unzipped is the podcast from The Genetics Society. Full transcript, links and references available online at GeneticsUnzipped.com.

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