The Mayo Clinic Explains CRISPR in a Way You Can Understand
The gene editing technique is all the rage but who truly understands it? This clip is for those who do not.
The clip outlines how CRISPR plays with our DNA. CRISPR is short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.
The system has many varied applications including helping find anomalies in our DNA and occasionally fixing them. It consists of two elements: the Cas9 protein and a guide RNA.
The first can cut the DNA while the second can recognize the sequence of DNA to be edited. What is achieved by these two components?
You will have to watch the video for the rest of that explanation. After all, the Mayo Clinic can do a much better job of explaining it than we can.