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Salvo 46

Salvo 46

Column: Biohazards — Topic: BioethicsSalvo #46

Hacking the Code

The Dark Side of DNA Editing by Paige Comstock Cunningham


Hacking the Code

The Dark Side of DNA Editing

"Criminals could manipulate their own DNA to avoid detection on police databases," experts warned recently.1 The proposed tool is a do-it-yourself gene editing kit that can be purchased online for less than $150. The technique is CRISPR, a breakthrough "molecular scalpel" method that enables researchers to identify an undesirable DNA segment and replace it with a corrected version. Originally intended to eliminate fatal human diseases and . . .


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