“CRISPR advances have been coming so frequently that it’s hard to keep track.
In just a few years, it’s evolved from a nifty genome word editor to a full-on biological Swiss army knife. There’s the classic shutdown-that-faulty-geneversion. There’s the change-and-replace-single-DNA-letters version. There are even spinoffs that let you add a gene, edit a bunch of genes, or irreversibly alter the genetic information of an entire species.
But before your eyes glaze over: this new family of upgrades is fundamentally different…”