Viruses? Can we simply shred them using CRISPR?

Written by Matt

April 18, 2019

Science Alert is at it again, taking a snippet of scientific information and extrapolating it vis-a-vis the imagination of an optimist to give us a vision of a world, the way it could be.

 The concept is that CRISPR could be used to edit genetic material in the human body, targeting DNA that matches viral profiles, and editing the DNA so that it is “shreded” and rendered inert.

What a brilliant vision!




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