The Method Section: CRISPR

00:00 – Intro

02:54 – What is CRISPR and Cas-9?

06:23 – How CRISPR Cas-9 works

10:58 – CRISPR applications

12:58 – Enhancements

15:56 – Ending and Outro

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This week on The Method Section, Tom takes a look at CRISPR. Gene editing via CRISPR and the Cas-9 protein was heralded as one of the biggest scientific acheivements of the last decade, but what exactly is it? How does one program a protein to precisely cut strands of DNA? The discussion of what CRISPR technology is being used for now and in the future is a rigourous one filled with all kinds of ethical bounderies and gray areas. Listen now to find out where they are drawing the line! Music by: Joakim Karud – https://soundcloud.com/joakimkarud.

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