Scientists Edit Human Embryo Genes Using CRISPR, Discover Major Unintended Edits

Almost half of the modified embryos ended up with unintended edits that could result in birth defects, or even cancer.

written by
Devrupa Rakshit
Jun 19, 2020
gene editing human embryos
Cas9 is a protein and RNA complex that can bind and destroy specific sequences of DNA within a host cell. How can this be used for genome engineering? (Crystal image rendered from PDB: 4UN3 Anders et al. 2014.)
AuthorDevrupa Rakshit

Devrupa Rakshit is an Associate Editor at The Swaddle. She is a lawyer by education, a poet by accident, a painter by shaukh, and autistic by birth. You can find her on Instagram @devruparakshit.