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How can CRISPR genome editing shape the future of cancer research?

Anne Li

We’ve already covered some of the common questions around CRISPR, and how it’s showing promise in immunotherapy. This post takes a look at what CRISPR can offer the future of cancer research. The genome editing technology CRISPR is causing plenty of excitement in cancer research. CRISPR allows scientists to precisely tweak genes faster than ever before, and at a fraction of the cost of older techniques. These tweaks can be used to answer questions in the lab, but there’s also excitement, and trepidation, over the potential use of the tech to treat diseases. This excitement has been coupled with hype around the potential return of dinosaurs, or a slippery slope towards designer babies. But more realistically, CRISPR is progressing early lab research that will help answer questions previously out of reach.

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