The  goal of this assignment is to learn about a new molecular biology tool  called CRISPR which scientist say is “A game-changing genetic  engineering technique”. To support your contribution to the discussion  board:

  1. Read this recent article published in the New York Times:
  2. In U.S. First, Scientists Edit Genes of Human Embryos
  3. Do some research to  understand what CRISPR is and how it works. Learn about the  applications, the possibilities and the controversy of its potential  uses.
  4. Tell somebody you know (family,  friend, colleague…) about CRISPR. Explain to them how it works and its  uses. Find out what they think about CRISPR being a tool that could help  babies avoid inherited diseases, or cure cancer patients, or treat HIV  infections and ask them how they feel about the use of CRISPR to edit  human embryos.
  5.  Your response should include:
    1. Short definition of CRISPR.
    2. A link to one of the resources you used to learn about CRISPR.
    3. A summary of your experience on sharing information about CRISPR with your listener.
    4. Length = 300 words