How is it useful?
- CRISPR-Cas9 is a working system that produces major positive changes in DNA
- The enzyme, Cas9, specifically cuts two DNA strands allowing DNA to be removed or added - an area of RNA called guided RNA (gRNA) guides Cas9 to the exact point in a genome
-Cas9 helps recognize damaged DNA and begins to repair it - New changes can be introduced to one or more genes in a genome.
- CRISPR gifts scientists the ability to edit genomes with efficiency, flexibility, precision and speed
- CRISPR is the door that will help solve many medical conundrums such as bacterial, viral and cancerous infections - It is the door to the medical and humane future