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Is their away to improve CRISPR ?


August 2, 2018
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University of Texas at Austin
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Scientists have found conclusive evidence that Cas9, the most popular enzyme currently used in CRISPR gene editing, is less effective and precise than one of the lesser-used CRISPR proteins, Cas12a. Because Cas9 is more likely to edit the wrong part of a plant's or animal's genome, disrupting healthy functions, the scientists make the case that switching to Cas12a would lead to safer and more effective gene editi
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180802141744.htm

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I'm sure there is, or are, and I'm a big fan of CRISPR, but I'm not comfortable with all the things some would do with the technology.
I'm for healing and making whole, but not for enhancement. I think that's a mistake. Both for human enhancement and plant enhancement. Especially when they edit in genes that couldn't naturally occur in Nature.
That's a recipe for environmental and evolutionary disaster.

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