Pros And Cons Of Gene Editing

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Gene editing has long been held out as a potential panacea for all human genetic disorders. Beyond human disease, it holds potential for producing disease free and larger plants and animals. Alternatively, resistance to herbicides can be edited into a plants genome or genes to increase drought tolerance. Furthermore, slight tweaks to the genome can produce crops that will be more desirable to consumers and thus enable their producers to earn more money. If the small change is only the removal of a gene, then like the recently edited button mushroom, they are not regulated in the United States1.
Mush research into genome editing has been done, yet little involves actual editing of the human genome due to many ethical considerations. Non-viable human embryos have had their genomes edited to determine the accuracy and efficacy of the popular clustered
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Immediately, there was a great outcry, since many people believe that we should not engage in human gene editing. Nevertheless, scientists continue to search for and improve the tools available to edit, delete, and add genes to improve the human condition. Either indirectly through the improvement of plants and animals consumed and/or enjoyed by humans or directly by eventually editing the human genome to eliminate lethal diseases. However, until that goal is reached the utility of the available gene editing tools is of great importance. CRISPR-Cas9 now has a new rival with the elucidation of CRISPR-Cfp1. These two bacterial adaptive immune responses have many similarities, but some important and striking differences.
The well-known CRISPR-Cas9 has the advantage over other available gene editing tools of being use and versatile. The gene responsible for encoding crRNA was sequenced in 1987 from Streptococcus pyogenes3. It was not

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