Pros And Cons Of Gene Editing
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 …show more content…
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