Crispr By MichaeL roscoe

Crispr stands for clustered regularly interfaced short palindromic repeats. Crispr are segments of DNA that use Cas9, a protein, to enable certain scientists to be able to take out or add specific things to the genome sequence.

This can extremely useful because it can allow us to eliminate imperfect or dangerous parts of our DNA, whether it be hereditary or not. In the future this could possible lead to genetically perfect humans, or giving birth to children that have the specific traits of your choice by changing their DNA.

I am undecided if this really should be used for everyone. While I am all for the medical uses of it to help prevent or cure terrible diseases, there is certainly a dangerous side to crispr. It can be used to create humans that have every desirable trait or humans that are much better than other humans that will probably not be used for good. This can lead to a multitude of crazy genetic mutations that may seem amazing but may be the end of "normal" humans.

This is a very interesting topic because crispr will certainly be a big part of our future. I think it will continue to be tested and developed and be used for more and more different things in humans like finding solutions/cures for things like cancer or ending many genetic disorders. While this may be one of the best things invented, this can lead to problems in the future such as overpopulation if something is discovered that prolongs our lifespan.

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