Unfolding ‘The Deepest Mysteries of Creation’ with CRISPR Gene-editing Technology

Unfolding ‘The Deepest Mysteries of Creation’ with CRISPR Gene-editing Technology

With a revolutionary technology called CRISPR that was discovered in a most unexpected way, we have entered a new era of precision genetic manipulation, in which diseases and cancers could be erased in patients, but so too could heritable genetic changes be engineered in human embryos. What will we choose to do with this awesome power?

Oswald Avery

Oswald Avery, a molecular biologist, was born Oct. 21, 1877, in Nova Scotia. In 1944, working at the Rockefeller Institute in New York City, Avery solved a problem that had been vexing biologists for decades: the identity of the carrier of the genetic code. Everyone...