Development, Applications, Benefits, Challenges and Limitations of the New Genome Engineering Technique. An Update Study

DOI: 10.1515/amma-2017-0007

We assume that the CRISPR Cas9 theory must be delimited by applicability because the consequences of long-term DNA manipulation remain unknown. Moreover, the irreversibility of this procedure should instigate researchers to reserved opinions. Usefulness as well as benefits of CRISPR Cas9 made it one of the most popular and used genome editing technique. But with its huge potential, ethical and safety concerns emerge. Therefore, before continuing research in this direction, we should have a well-organized system that is able to make that differentiation between research and reproduction. However, we truly believe in the future of genetic engineering and with the CRISPR-Cas9 system, we expect that the opportunity of treating now so called incurable diseases arises. Time is all we need.

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