An acronym for “Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats,” CRISPR gene editing has made headlines around the globe for more than a decade. This revolutionary laboratory technique gives scientists the ability to remove and replace strands of DNA with unprecedented precision and ease. The latest news in the word of CRISPR gene editing comes out of Kyoto University in Japan, where a team of researchers led by Dr. Yu Shirai has broken important new ground in the development of gene-editing on insects. As reported in the Vice Magazine article “Scientists Use Gene Editing to Create Mutant Cockroaches in Breakthrough,” ...Read more

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