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CRISPR

The technology, the results, the hope, and the drama

  • Intro
    • Background
      • Humans always interested in genetic engineering
        • Crops (banana), animals (dogs, fish)
        • Plasmids
        • Expensive, complicated, takes a long time
    • Who
      • Emmanuelle Charpentier
    • What
      • Clustered Regularly Interspersed Short Palindromic Repeats
    • When
      • date
    • Why
    • How
  • Accomplishments
    • What problem were they trying to solve?
    • What’s been accomplished with it?
    • Milestones
    • How has it changed/shaped the field?
  • Drama
    • What are the ethical issues?
    • How do we prevent unethical applications?
      • Banning
      • Regulation
      • Protections
  • Hope (end on a happy note)
    • What are the potential applications in the future?
    • What is the next step/iteration?

Sources:

https://www.broadinstitute.org/what-broad/areas-focus/project-spotlight/crispr-timeline

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5847661/

https://www.addgene.org/crispr/history/

https://www.statnews.com/2018/11/28/chinese-scientist-defends-creating-gene-edited-babies/

A Brief History of CRISPR-Cas9 Genome-Editing Tools

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879625715000425