Demystifying Medicine Video



The CRISPR gene-editing tool is an exciting and new technology that allows scientists to be more specific and efficient than ever before! This video explains gene editing, looks at how CRISPR works, addresses myths and addresses ethical concerns behind CRISPR.

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