A new CRISPR, which scientists call “prime editing,” could make the editing process much more precise and result in more accurate modifications. As impressive as CRISPR is, it can sometimes change the wrong genes or accidentally break apart strands of a DNA’s double helix. A refinement to the CRISPR technique affords more precision and versatility.
This trend is part of our section on Genomic Editing. Other trends in this section include: