Contents page 1 — These Experiments have to do with designer babies is nothing page 2 — “Without Crispr, we would not stay longer successfully” page 3 — “Crispr is more one of a plurality of Gene” On a page

It was one of the greatest Science-Coups of the decade: the discovery of The Genschere Crispr/Cas9, can be used, from medicine to agriculture. With the method, copied by bacteria, the genetic material cut, change and re-install. No matter whether it is the DNA of plants, animals, or people. And it works like a convenient, accurate and fast as any other genetic engineering. Therefore laboratories around the world working with Crispr.

However, the use of Crispr know: In this way, in the genome intervene is risky, technology is not Mature enough, than that you should test it out on people – even if you cure the ethical – is about to otherwise deadly diseases, therefore, reasonable to believe. He Jiankui from China has it, as he claims, anyway. A few days ago, the world learned of the first Crispr-babies, created through artificial insemination after their genetic material was made in the laboratory with the Crispr immune to HIV. Allegedly. Horrified, worried, and with fierce criticism of colleagues around the world have responded to these alone. Also because Jiankui with his brought taboo-breaking their work into disrepute.

The scandal seems to indicate that Crispr-users would snippets, especially on the people around. Experiments on embryos are the exception. Never before have they been planted at all of a woman. Much more frequently it comes to crops, medicines or organisms for agriculture. We asked seven scientists and researchers, why you need to use Crispr, what you explore and how you about the risks of Genschere think.

What is Crispr? The genetic engineering Crispr –

The world of tomorrow and of the man himself. This is made possible by a new genetic engineering: Crispr/Cas9, in short, Crispr. With it, researchers want to make plants and animals. And heal the people of Aids, cancer, or genetic and hereditary diseases. The mechanism is simple, cheap and highly efficient. That’s what makes him so promising for science and economy – and so controversial.

Only a few years ago, the researchers have made the inside Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, the crucial discovery. They described how a self-defense system used by bacteria against viruses, as a General purpose factory stuff in the genome editing. Within months, the realization has changed the work in laboratories around the world. Even today, researchers are using Crispr/Cas9, for example in the field of biotechnology. Chinese researchers are testing them on human, if not enabled embryos to be life. the

it is Already: Crispr is everyday life. But how, when, why and for whom you should allow the genome tailoring? Yet these questions are still open. THE TIME and TIME ONLINE have to make of technology a focus dedicated to Crispr – Evolution-it-yourself.


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