CRISPR On Your Own

Scientific American's Annie Sneed sought to determine just how easy CRISPR is for an amateur to use. She notes that the gene-editing tool, which is simpler than previous approaches for editing genes, has raised concerns that anyone could use it to cook up something dangerous.

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