Business Game Changers Radio with Sarah Westall: CRISPR - Altering the Human Genome
12/05/2016 12:00 pm PST
With the advent of CRISPR/Cas9, a precise genome cutting tool, it is now a reality that we can physically change the human genome. According to experts, we have the ability to cut out a section of our DNA enabling our cells to duplicate without the sequence that we removed. A removed sequence could be the code for a specific disease or mutation that we choose to eliminate. Scientists are also able to remove a section of DNA and replace it with a new sequence that has the specifications that we desire. This same approach could be used to replace a diseased sequence with a healthy one or to replace blue eyes with green.
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Dr. Gang Bao Ph.D.
Dr. Gang Bao is the Foyt Family Chair Professor in the Department of Bioengineering, Rice University. He is also Director of Nanomedicine Center for Nucleoprotein Machines, ...Find out more »