From Capital & Conflict (GBR) –
You may have heard of the CRISPR/Cas9 genetic editing technology. The simple explanation of this is that it’s a tool scientists and doctors can use to change your genetic makeup – to eliminate problematic genes or introduce new ones.
It’s been around for a few years. And there’s plenty of hype around it. So what happened yesterday that makes it relevant to us?
Well, researchers at Temple University in Philadelphia announced they’d successfully used CRISPR to target and destroy HIV DNA. That’s never been done before. And it could be a landmark moment of both HIV and genetic editing research.