Gene Editing – An Insight

CRISPR gene-editing is a revolutionary genetic engineering method in molecular biology, in which the genetic codes of living organisms can be changed. It is inspired by a simplified model of the natural bacterial CRISPR-cas9 antiviral immune system. This technique is used to produce multiple copies of a gene in an organism with the aim of increasing the efficiency of its development or regulation by a corresponding change in the DNA transcription. Click more info here.

There have been some promising studies made on the use of genetically-edited animals in health care and veterinary settings. These studies suggest that gene-edited animals may have a reduction in the incidence and severity of some diseases. However, these studies have not yet been entirely substantiated by the FDA. Similarly, the utility of these animals in combating and controlling infectious diseases in human beings is also not established.

The utility of these animals is likely to rise as more people become aware of them. However, the use of gene-edited animals in human beings remains a controversial topic. There remain strong legal questions, especially with respect to the possibility of using such animals for human purposes, and so far there has been no firm ruling on this issue.