C.R.I.S.P.R. By: Brendan McGrath

What is It?

CRISPR is an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeat. It refers to the unique organization of short, repeated DNA sequences found in the genomes of organisms. CRISPR sequences are a crucial component of the immune system.

How is it useful?

CRISPR are a crucial component of the immune systems of simple life forms. The immune system is responsible for protecting an organisms well-being and health. Bacterial cells can be invaded by viruses, and when this virus threatens a bacterial cell, the CRISPR immune system can prevent the attack by destroying the genome of the invading virus. By destroying the viral genome, the CRISPR immune system protects bacteria from ongoing viral infection.

Should it be used?

Although the CRISPR immune system can help you fight disease, I don't believe it should be used. The CRISPR immune system lets a person determine a child's traits. These decisions should be in the hands of God, not a human. Therefore, the CRISPR immune system should not be used.

Why is this Interesting?

This process is very innovative and interesting. I believe that it is interesting because not only can people decide how there child will look, but anyone can do it. You can actually order a CRISPR online and pay a monthly fee. The website to order it is http://www.synthego.com

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