synthetic biology

Why CRISPR-Cas9 changes our life more than the ICT revolution

Why CRISPR-Cas9 changes our life more than the ICT revolution

A new gene editing tool spreads in scientific community like a wildfire. CRISPR-Cas9 may change our life faster and deeper than all the information technology since 1945. CRISPR has in three years brought a revolution in medical science, agriculture, and in biotechnology

The new precision technology of CRISPR-Cas9 makes it possible to alter the genome of any living organism. The technology applies as well to humans as on bacteria. It works precisely and has a low cost. CRISPR-Cas9 tools are already available from a webshop, and the prices start at 30 euros. The new DNA-RNA pairing technology has even created a new subculture of biohackers.