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Gene Editing with CRISPR

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, March 16, 2016/Categories: video, sustainability, environment

A new biotechnological method known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows researchers to make precise edits of DNA. Some are calling it the "third genetic revolution" for the technology's diverse applications to potentially producing treatments for inherited diseases; creating new plants that resist environmental stresses; and novel insects, like mosquitos, that would be incapable of carrying the malaria parasite.

The co-inventer of the new CRISPR technology, Jennifer Doudna, explains the amazing advance, now being used in labs around the world, at a TED conference:

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