2020 Was the Turning Point for CRISPR

Scientists took huge strides toward using the gene-editing tool for medical treatments

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Amid a raging global pandemic, the field of gene editing made major strides in 2020. For years, scientists have been breathlessly hopeful about the potential of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to transform medicine. In 2020, some of CRISPR’s first real…

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